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Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB) is a YouTube web series and music project created by Peter "Nice Peter" Shukoff and Lloyd "EpicLLOYD" Ahlquist. The series pits historical and pop culture figures against one another in a rap battle format. The characters portrayed are often determined by suggestions from viewers in the comments sections of the channel's videos. Shukoff and Ahlquist write each song themselves, researching the subject in order to find obscure details to use as references in the lyrics. As of March 26, 2021, the channel has 14.8 million subscribers and approximately 3.7 billion total video views. Following an extended hiatus, the channel returned with a bonus battle in December 2018, and the sixth season debuted on April 20, 2019 and the seventh season debuted on June 14, 2021.

Although early episodes of the series featured only Shukoff and Ahlquist, later episodes have regularly featured guest appearances, and other internet celebrities such as Dan Bull, Lisa Donovan, Timothy DeLaGhetto, George Watsky, DeStorm Power, Jesse Wellens, PewDiePie, Jenna Marbles, Lilly Singh, Ray William Johnson, Rhett and Link, and Smosh. Media celebrities like rappers Snoop Dogg, Chali 2na, and T-Pain, singers Jackie Tohn and "Weird Al" Yankovic, actors J.B. Smoove and Gary Anthony Williams, and the comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have also appeared in the series.

On July 3, 2013, "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney" became the first of its singles to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States. 10 other singles, "Adolf Hitler vs. Darth Vader", "Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking", "Dr. Seuss vs. William Shakespeare", "Master Chief vs. Leonidas", "Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates", "Justin Bieber vs. Ludwig van Beethoven", "Mario Brothers vs. Wright Brothers", "Mr. T vs. Mr. Rogers", "Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris", and "Hitler vs. Vader 2", were subsequently certified Gold as well.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2010Season 1Epic Rap Battles of History2

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2010Darth Vader vs. Adolf HitlerEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2010John Lennon vs. Bill O’ReillyEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2010Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck NorrisEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2011Sarah Palin vs. Lady GagaEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & Lisanova2
2011Hulk Hogan & Macho Man vs. Kim Jong-ilEpic Rap Battles of History2
2011Justin Bieber vs. BeethovenEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & Alex Farnham2
2011Albert Einstein vs. Stephen HawkingEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & MC Mr. Napkins2
2011Genghis Khan vs. The Easter BunnyEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2011Napoleon vs. NapoleonEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2011Billy Mays vs. Ben FranklinEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD & Colin Sweeney2
2011Gandalf vs. DumbledoreEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD2
2011Dr. Seuss vs. William ShakespeareEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD & George Watsky2
2011Mr. T vs. Mr. RogersEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & DeStorm2
2011Captain Kirk vs. Christopher ColumbusEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD3
2011Nice Peter vs. EpicLLOYDEpic Rap Battles of History2
2011Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler 2Epic Rap Battles of History1
2012Master Chief vs. LeonidasEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD1
2012Mario Bros. vs. Wright BrothersEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Michael Jackson vs. Elvis PresleyEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Cleopatra vs. Marilyn MonroeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Steve Jobs vs. Bill GatesEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Frank Sinatra vs. Freddie MercuryEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Barack Obama vs. Mitt RomneyEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Doc Brown vs. Doctor WhoEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Bruce Lee vs. Clint EastwoodEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Batman vs. Sherlock HolmesEpic Rap Battles of History1
2012Moses vs. Santa ClausEpic Rap Battles of History feat. Snoop Lion1
2013Adam vs. EveEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Gandhi vs. Martin Luther King Jr.Epic Rap Battles of History1
2013Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas EdisonEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Babe Ruth vs. Lance ArmstrongEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Mozart vs. SkrillexEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Mozart vs. Skrillex (instrumental)Epic Rap Battles of History feat. Jesse Cale1
2013Rasputin vs. StalinEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013What’s Up Bitches?Epic Rap Battles of History1
2013Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler 3Epic Rap Battles of History1
2013Blackbeard vs. Al CaponeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Miley Cyrus vs. Joan of ArcEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Michael Jordan vs. Muhammad AliEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Bob Ross vs. Pablo PicassoEpic Rap Battles of History1
2013Donald Trump vs. Ebenezer ScroogeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Rick Grimes vs. Walter WhiteEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Goku vs. SupermanEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan PoeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill NyeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014George Washington vs. William WallaceEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Artists vs. TurtlesEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Ghostbusters vs. MythbustersEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters - SingleEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Romeo & Juliet vs. Bonnie & ClydeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Zeus vs ThorEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Jack the Ripper vs. Hannibal LecterEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneresEpic Rap Battles of History1
2014Steven Spielberg vs Alfred HitchcockEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Lewis and Clark vs Bill and TedEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015David Copperfield vs Harry HoudiniEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Eastern Philosophers vs Western PhilosophersEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Shaka Zulu vs Julius CaesarEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Terminator vs RobocopEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Jim Henson vs Stan LeeEpic Rap Battles of History1
2015Deadpool vs Boba FettEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. MartinEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Gordon Ramsay vs Julia ChildEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Frederick Douglass vs Thomas JeffersonEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016James Bond vs Austin PowersEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Bruce Banner vs Bruce JennerEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Alexander the Great vs Ivan the TerribleEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Donald Trump vs Hillary ClintonEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Ash Ketchum vs Charles DarwinEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Wonder Woman vs Stevie WonderEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Tony Hawk vs Wayne GretzkyEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston ChurchillEpic Rap Battles of History1
2016Alexander the Great vs Ivan the TerribleEpic Rap Battles of History1
2017Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2Epic Rap Battles of History1
2018Elon Musk vs Mark ZuckerbergEpic Rap Battles of History1
2018PewDiePie vs T-Series: Flash in the Pan Hip Hop Conflicts of NowadaysEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Freddy Krueger vs WolverineEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Guy Fawkes vs Che GuevaraEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Ronald McDonald vs The Burger KingEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019George Carlin vs Richard PryorEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Jacques Cousteau vs Steve IrwinEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Mother Teresa vs Sigmund FreudEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Vlad the Impaler vs Count DraculaEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019The Joker vs PennywiseEpic Rap Battles of History1
2019Thanos vs J Robert OppenheimerEpic Rap Battles of History1
2020Donald Trump vs Joe BidenEpic Rap Battles of History1
2020Harry Potter vs Luke SkywalkerEpic Rap Battles of History1

Other + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2013Season 3Epic Rap Battles of History2
2014Season 4Epic Rap Battles of History2

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