Mega Ran, a popular rapper in the “Nerdcore” genre of Hip-Hop, caught wind of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s slander of a contestant who is a fan of the style. The Phoenix by way of Philadelphia rapper aimed some hard bars at Trebek, cleverly checking the host and challenging him to respond to his words.
As we reported previously, Trebek’s response to contestant Susan Cole regarding her love of Nerdcore was snarky and a little bit of a low blow. Mega Ran, who is currently on tour with fellow Nerdcore stars MC Chris and MC Lars, took time out of his schedule to drop some lyrics that we’ve listed below thanks to the transcription done by Philly.com.
Alex Trebek, you lost a lot of respect.
I gotta’ check you off the rip for coming outta’ your neck.
Talking sideways on geeks, man you a trip.
Guess you haven’t heard, nerds make up half of your viewership.
Nerdcore is home to some serious lyrics.
I’ll break this down in a format your familiar with.
This host gets roasted on “SNL” yearly.
Hosts a show for nerds and doesn’t know it, clearly.
No one likes a know-it-all, condescending blowhard.
It’s easy to be snarky when you’re holding all the notecards.
But Susan got the last laugh. 20 grand in cash.
And to go to all my shows, you don’t even have to ask.
Suck it, Trebek.
For those not in the know, Ran is a former middle school teacher who willed his way into the visible status he wields today by hard work, non-stop touring, and feeding his fanbase the type of content they want to support. On top of that, he’s known to hang out with his fans and share more than his fair share of time with them after sets.
Kudos to Mega Ran. Peep the bars below.