Contestants on Jeopardy! don’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to music tri on the show. Over the past few years, they’ve failed to decipher clues about Paramore, Kurt Vile, Chromeo, Foo Fighters, and Frank Ocean, but you’d think they’d at least get Kendrick Lamar.
Not so! “Recent R&B and Hip-Hop Hits” was one the categories on tonight’s episode Jeopardy!, and one the clues was this: “Hitmaking was in his ‘DNA.’ He had ‘LOYALTY.’ He was ‘HUMBLE.’ & in ‘LOVE.’ — ‘DAMN.'”
This should not be a hard clue! “HUMBLE.” was a #1 single! DAMN. was a #1 album! Kendrick Lamar is in no way an underground artist! And yet somehow, the big ol’ nerds on Jeopardy! still managed to whiff it. I guess some things never change.
This article was originally published by Stereogum.