Stuff I Dig – ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’

From time to time I like to talk about random stuff that entertains me. Today, we take a look Epic Rap Battles of History.

The Concept: Two historical figures engage in a rap battle. Hordes of quote-worthy NSFW insults ensue.

The idea of ERB could easily fall on its face with a less talented group, but NicePeter and EpicLloyd (as well as their many guest performers) are pretty damn good at what they do. Ever wanted to see Christopher Columbus rap against Captain Kirk? Probably not, but I’m pretty sure you do now. They’ve been going strong for two seasons now, and a new release is always a cause for celebration amongst my circle of friends. It’s hard to choose an absolute favorite, but I CAN tell you which ones are top tier to me at least.

Honorable Mention: Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris

The Battle of the Beards was one of the first ERB’s that I watched and still stands as one of the most entertaining for sure. Also, Abe Lincoln sporting a grill amuses me greatly for some random reason.

5. Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven

Beethoven is by far my favorite character out of all of the battles, ESPECIALLY after he flips over the piano. While Bieber did have some pretty decent lines, ol’ Ludwig unleashed a verbal fury whose awesomeness can not be disputed.

4. Napoleon Dynamite vs. Napoleon Bonaparte

First off, props to NicePeter for his spot-on impression of Napoleon Dynamite in both his looks and cadence. But busting out a few lines in French? Most impressive, Mr. Bonaparte.

3. Master Chief vs. Leonidas

The Battle of the Spartans sees Leonidas from 300 in all of his chest-kicking glory go toe-to-toe with the alien-horde slaying protagonist of the Halo series. NOTHING was off limits in this one. I think the only thing they didn’t talk about was each others mothers.

2. Mr. T vs. Mr. Rogers

One of things that cinched this battle for me is Mr. Rogers’ calm and collected wording. Contrast that with Destorm’s harsher delivery as the former Clubber Lang, and you’ve got one of the more memorable battles for sure. Also, a Mr. Rogers break-dancing interlude? How awesome is that?

1. Darth Vader vs. Hitler (Part 2)

Season Two kicked off with a rematch of one of the first battles the duo put out. While a lot of the battles are a bit more obvious as to who dominated, an argument could easily be made for either one in BOTH meetings.

[There are a few others that I feel bad not including; Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking as well as Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare immediately spring to mind]

So, what random tidbits from the bowels of the internet do you dig? Share with meeeeeee!


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