Jeopardy Contestant Confuses Earl Sweatshirt For A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: Watch

"He’s seen here actually in a hoodie around the time of 'Doris,' his major label debut album."

BYAron A.

Jeopardy is a place where contestants show off their knowledge of everything from science to pop culture. It’s a difficult game show but one that families have watched for decades as they themselves try to figure out the right answers. The questions leave contestants stumped sometimes, especially if it's out of their wheelhouse of knowledge. Still, those moments lead to hilarious reactions online and even, from the host themselves.

Hip-hop knowledge became incredibly useful in Jeopardy over the past few years. Alex Trebek used rappers as answers throughout the four decades he hosted the show and that trend continues even after his death. During a recent episode, “Rappers” was a category of its own and Megan Thee Stallion was the answer to one of the questions. “Her 2021 album Something for Thee Hotties is a compilation of her freestyles and some previously unreleased songs,” read the host. While the contestant, Lucas, got it correct, not everyone was as well-read in hip-hop trivia. 

Earl Sweatshirt On Jeopardy

In the same “Rappers” category, one contestant became slumped when Earl Sweatshirt was an answer. During the game show, host Mayim Bialik showed a photo of Earl in a hoodie before posing the $800 question. “He’s seen here actually in a hoodie around the time of Doris, his major label debut album,” Bialik asked. Contestant Audrey confidently responded, “Who is A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie?” Bialik awkwardly stuttered as she said no while another contestant, Arush, laughed. “That is Earl Sweatshirt,” Bialik said.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time a contestant fumbled a rap-related question. In fact, there have been a number of them in the past, including one a contestant confused The Funky Bench for Public Enemy. As the internet hounded her down, Chuck D leaped to her defense on Twitter. “Everybody don’t know everything… it’s why I introduce myself wherever I go and whoever I talk to … it’s just courtesy. But the sad thing is not knowing those other Chuck Ds,” he said. Check out Earl Sweatshirt/A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie mix-up above and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.