Jeopardy! contestants may have 16th-century Italian history and astronomy on lock, but music categories have always been tricky on the popular game show. Faced with a question that clearly pointed to Kendrick Lamar from the “Recent R&B and Hip-Hop Hits” category, not a single one of the contestants knew who it referred to.
“Hitmaking was in his ‘DNA.’ He had ‘LOYALTY.’ He was ‘HUMBLE.’ & in ‘LOVE.’ — ‘DAMN,” host Alex Trebek said while reading the on-screen question. None of the three contestants knew the answer, allowing the time clock to run out and the first contestant to move on to the next category. This isn't the first time Kendrick has made his way onto the show, with Trebek rapping bars from “m.A.A.d. City,” along with Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” and Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot,” in a category aptly titled "Let's Rap, Kids!"
See clips of both below.