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Nina Simone – “Go To Hell”

Happy 86th birthday to the High Priestess of Soul, Miss Nina Simone! A legend who is just as relevant in 2019 as she was in her day.

-Michelle Farres

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Like A Surgeon”

Happy Birthday to the King of Parodies! Stay goofy, Al.

-Telescope Staff

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Dirty Deeds feat. Choclair and D-Sisive – “I’m Here”

Happy Birthday Kareem Blake!

Many of you may know him better as Toronto rapper Choclair, and his influence in the Canadian hip-hop movement can’t be denied.  The man is a bit of a legend, to be honest.

Great talent is easy to spot when working alone, but can also become exponentially better when combined with others. Case in point – “I’m Here” featuring production by Dirty Deeds and shared vocals with fellow Canadian hip-hop influencer, D-Sisive.  It’s always more fun to celebrate your birthday with friends.

Toronto represent!

-Michelle Farres

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Parachute Club – “At the Feet of the Moon”

Teased hair, mullets and fingerless gloves; is there anything more ’80s than that fashion combo?

Parachute Club kill two birds with one stone in this post – they fulfill the Throwback Thursday criteria and form part of our city’s cultural and musical history.

Happy 180th birthday Toronto! You don’t look a day over 179.

-Telescope Staff

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Jay Z (fka Jay-Z) – “The City Is Mine”

Happy Birthday Mr. Knowles – er- Carter!

The hip-hop mogul turns 44 today. Let’s help him celebrate by delving into the archives; to a time when we were all blown away by the twist in The Usual Suspects, Blackstreet still sang hooks and hyphenated names were all the rage.

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Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees

Happy 45th Birthday Thom Yorke! To celebrate, here’s a younger version of the front man singing from a shopping cart.

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Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal”

God, I loved this cover when it first came out. In retrospect, it’s very Limp Bizkity, but it was 2001 and I was young.

Still, there are some classic Michael Jackson tributes to be seen in Alien Ant Farm’s video, making it completely appropriate for celebrating Mr. Jackson’s birthday.

Happy 55th birthday, MJ!

-Michelle Farres

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