Heritage Minutes rap Drake lyrics in 'most Canadian mashup of all time'

Historica Canada recently partnered with a Toronto animation studio to cut together clips from its Heritage Minutes series in a manner that makes them appear to rap the lyrics from Drake's 2013 hit, Started from the Bottom.

Started from the bottom and now the people will know we were here: A Part OVO Heritage

Drake now has his own Heritage Minute, in a manner of speaking. 

Historica Canada recently partnered with a Toronto animation studio to cut together clips from the iconic educational videos in a manner that makes them appear to rap the lyrics from Drizzy's 2013 hit song Started from the Bottom

"Drake meets Heritage Minutes in the most Canadian mashup of all time," says Historica on its YouTube post

Thought Café cut up portions of dialogue from the original 60-second short films, which first aired in 1991, and reassembled them to rap the lyrics from the chart-topping track (the video for which was shot predominantly in and around Toronto.) 

Released Tuesday, Historica's "A Part OVO Heritage" is actually a promo for a new Heritage Minute that "drops 2015," according to the on-screen text at the video's conclusion. 

Coincidentally, a parody twitter account, @OVOHeritage launched less than two weeks ago. It posts Vine videos that are part of our collective Drake heritage, like when Jimmy got shot on Degrassi

Historica made sure that its imitator was aware of the new video: 

In an email to CBC News, Historica Canada mentioned that its Drake promo includes footage from 53 different Heritage Minutes (there are 82 in total.)

If you're not up to the challenge of identifying each moment from Canadian history yourself, here's a list of all 53 clips used in the video

  • Sir George Etienne Cartier
  • Sitting Bull
  • Basketball
  • Maurice Ruddick
  • Wilder Penfield
  • Queenston Heights
  • Expo 67
  • Governor Frontenac
  • Inukshuk
  • Tommy Prince
  • Rural Teacher
  • Flags
  • Winnipeg Falcons
  • Marconi
  • Nellie McClung
  • Halifax Explosion
  • Richard Pierpoint
  • Myrnam Hospital
  • Emily Carr
  • Andrew Mynarski
  • Mona Parsons
  • Le Reseau
  • Pauline Vanier
  • Nat Taylor
  • Syrup
  • La Bolduc
  • Responsible Government
  • Jean Nicolett
  • Frontier College
  • Saguenay Fire
  • Emily Murphy
  • Home From the Wars
  • Nitro
  • Grey Owl
  • Hart & Papineau
  • Water Pump
  • Louis Riel
  • Midwife
  • Jennie Trout
  • Jacques Cartier
  • Bombardier
  • Paul-Emile Borduas
  • Jacques Plante
  • Peacemaker
  • Valour Road
  • Sam Steele
  • Agnes MacPhail
  • Avro Arrow
  • Winnie
  • Superman
  • Underground Railroad
  • Nursing Sisters
  • Marshall McLuhan

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