Jeopardy! is back at it again.
Earlier in the week the long-running game show had a category, “Music Literature Before & After,” which called for contestants to “combine the title of two works.” When one question was “A song by Coolio from Dangerous Minds goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic,” a contestant answered it as “Gangster’s Paradise Lost” instead of “Gangsta’s Paradise Lost.”
The contestant lost over three thousand dollars for that simple mispronunciation.
The other day, Jay Z was featured in the category “The Business Of Celebrity.” His question was “4:44, the 2017 album by this rapper, debuted exclusively on the TIDAL music service also owned by this rapper.” This time the contestant, Steph, knew what was up.
— adelle. (@adelleplaton) January 6, 2018
Please have at least one hip hop question a month, Jeopardy! We’re here for all of this.