TODAY   |  January 07, 2014

What ‘Jeopardy!’ host has become a rapper?

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek took to rapping the lyrics of a category about famous rap lyrics, much to the Internet’s amusement. A compilation video of his rapping skills quickly went viral.

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>> we love this next one, our friend alex trebeck usually playing it straight on "jeopardy," but recently he got jiggy with it on the show, one of them was a rap that forced him to rap famous lyrics. how many of these guys do you know?

>> nothing but a gthang, this doctor rapped never let me slip because if i slip i'm slipping.

>> who was it?

>> i was going to rap with you. this is a jam for all the fellas, do what those ladies tell us.

>> all right. hold on, boys, one more.

>> show off.

>> i made change from a common thief to up close and personal with robin leach rapped this notorious guy.

>> b.i.g.

>> notorious. matt lauer .

>> this next one's going to be interesting. alex?

>> you go ooh and ahh when i jump in my car , people treat me like this hall of fame l.a. center.

>> ooh and ahh?

>> i don't know either. is that the public enemy?