Alex Trebek is many things. Game show host. Wordsmith. Reciter of Mötley Crüe lyrics. And now, he can chalk up hip-hop maestro to his long list of accomplishments after Monday night’s episode of “Jeopardy!”
Trebek, born on the mean streets of Greater Sudbury, Canada, showed off his mad-and-rapid-fire-flow during a segment of his game show. He called upon his inner-Will Smith and recited the lines of the theme song to”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” And it was fantastic. Not since the Brian Williams/Snoop Dogg mashup has things been this amazing in the world of hip-hop. Except maybe the time Kanye West assured us that the music streaming service Tidal is in no way associated with the Illuminati (but we aren’t buying that).
We can only hope for more Trebek hip-hop tracks in the near future.