While he answered the questions in the category, Trebek definitely displayed a noticeable swagger with his vocal style, a touch that many people appreciated.
Alex Trebek said "ain't nothin' but a g thang" and I think my life is now complete. #jeopardy— Hell On Heels (@HellOnHeelsGirl) January 7, 2014
The segment was such a hit that Trebek became a trending topic on Twitter. Many people worried that the 73-year-old host had passed away.
Thought Alex Trebek was dead for a second. He was just rapping some Biggie. Old white people trending always makes me nervous.— Joel Malloy (@MalloyJoel) January 7, 2014
Really thought Alex Trebek was dead,relieved to see him rapping— brandon the creator (@brandon_j_math) January 7, 2014
Just got so nervous when I saw Alex Trebek was trending, but he's alive & rapping. http://t.co/0TbqmRE47b— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 7, 2014
Despite the success of the category, some people are saying that one of the questions was actually linked with the wrong answer.
Though Grandmaster Flash is seen delivering that line in the chorus of “The Message” in this video -- some think Grandmaster Melle Mel, another member of the Furious Five who also sang the line, was the rapper in question.
I've calmed down. But Alex Trebek can expect a strongly worded letter. http://t.co/YkzYfpouPh (Correct answer = Grandmaster Melle Mel)— Allie Mac Kay (@alliemackay) January 7, 2014
Hopefully Trebek doesn’t get capped because of the alleged mistake.