To celebrate CM‘s 35th Anniversary, we take a look back at some Showcase alumni who’ve gone on to achieve big things.


**Originally Featured: **July/August 2005

To be fair, Class was far from a rookie when we profiled him in 2005. In fact, he’d just dropped his 10th (yeah, 10th) studio album, Boy-Cott-In the Industry. But since then, he’s gone from having the odd video in medium rotation on MuchMusic to the number one album in the country with 2013’s Classified. What’s more, that album’s lead single, “Inner Ninja,” was certified four times platinum as one of the biggest hits of 2012-13 and also netted the hip-hop veteran his first JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year.