Alex Trebek Calls Nerdcore Hip Hop “Losers”, Nerdcore Fires Back
Following the introduction to Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Maryland, as she described her interests in the underground hip hop subculture, game show host Alex Trebek of Jeopardy wasted no time calling out its fans.
“Your favorite type of music is something I’ve never heard of, but it doesn’t sound like fun,” Trebek said.
“I think it’s very fun. It’s called nerdcore hip-hop. It’s people who identify as nerdy rapping about the things they love: video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. It’s really catchy and fun.” Cole replied.
And with the most serious of faces after a short pause, Trebek replied, “Losers, in other words?”
Loser Cole walked away with $22,600 that night.
Not long after the airing of the episode, prominent Nerdcore rapper Mega Ran crafted a short rap firing back the King of Nerds. Click here to go to the tweet.