Alex Trebek Raps Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West & Desiigner On ‘Jeopardy!’

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Alex Trebek Raps Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West & Desiigner On 'Jeopardy!'

Alex Trebek Raps Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West & Desiigner On 'Jeopardy!'

Last night, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek rapped lyrics from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake and Desiigner.

The episode featured a category called “Let’s Rap Kids!” where Trebek recited verses from several different contemporary rap songs, including Lamar’s “m.A.A.d. City” and Desiigner’s “Panda.”

Arguably, the latter was the most entertaining to watch, with Trebek reciting the song’s hook “Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda.” But it was also amusing to see him say these following lyrics from West’s Famous: “They mad they ain’t famous / They mad they still nameless / But we still hood famous / Yeah we still hood famous.”

This is not Trebek’s first time rapping lyrics on the show, nor is it his first time having to handle a rap-related category. Last year, an episode featured a category called “My Name Is Symbolic,” which featured artists such as Prince, A$AP Rocky, and the Okayplayer boss himself, Questlove.

Another episode also featured a special shoutout to the Okayplayer shop. One of the topics read: “This group has its version of an ugly Christmas sweater available from Questlove’s Okayplayer music site.”

In related news, Desiigner recently popped up on Hot 97 to spit some bars for Funkmaster Flex. The freestyle was what you have probably come to expect from the Bed Stuy rapper: unpredictable; incomprehensible; but still surprisingly captivating. If anything, the almost three minute video is worth watching just for Flex’s faces alone. Surely you will relate to Flex, as you go from amused to confused, trying to pick a part what Desiigner is saying in his freestyle (if he is saying anything at all, that is).

Check out clips from the “Let’s Rap Kids!” category below.

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