Rap Battles Of Epicness (and History)

Hello!  For those of you not familiar with Youtube or online videos, may not know my topic today.  If you don’t that’s ok.  After this blog, you will most likely enjoy them as I do.  So without Further ado I give you……
That’s right. Epic Rap Battles of History. This series is the brain child of Lloyd Alqhuist and Peter Shukoff, better known to their followers as EpicLLoyd(@theepiclloyd) and Nice peter(@nicepeter). The Rap battles started in 2010 and continue into today, with no signs of stopping.

The Battles pit real life and fictional characters from History, rapping against each other. Each rap is meticulously researched, and there many one liners and inside jokes that make these 3 minute videos memorable. They take votes from fans via their website, and request suggestions for future battles. What is also memorable is how well Lloyd, Peter and guests, portray the characters. From Mr.T vs Mr. Rogers, to Adam Vs Eve, the combinations seem endless.

The Guest stars are nothing to sneeze at either. Youtube personalities like Rhett and Link, Destorm Power, George Watsky, MC MrNapkins, Jenna Marbles and Key and Peele to name a few, have graced the ERB stage. They also had a guest appearance by Snoop Lion (previously Snoop Dogg) who played Moses in Moses vs Santa Claus.

To say they are successful and entertaining would be an understatement. With 582,840,590 views for Season one, and 430,513,693 they have a combined 1,013,354,283 views! Their ERB channel on Youtube has 3,366,082 subscribers.

These guys are the epitome of Youtube success. They have a mass following through Social Media as well.

These guys has also inspired many I’m sure, to attempt this type of thing themselves. There are many spinoffs, and Peter even did a guest spot on Epic Battles of Kitchenry by Annoying Orange. I’ll admit that this writer has even penned a few rap battles, and submitted them, but I’m sure they don’t need my help. ( But guys, if you are reading, I am available lol)

Anyway, the only true way to experience them is to watch. So head on over to http://www.epicrapbattlesof history.com, checkout @erbofhistory, @theepiclloyd and @nicepeter on twitter, and enjoy the Epicness that is ERB!  I have included a video below to get you started.

Who Won!?  Who’s Next? You DECIDE! 


About Anthony Arsenault

I was born on a cold October day in 1975. My love for words became apparent to my family at a young age, when I took to reading, and always had to have a book. This love for books continued on, and soon I was putting my own words to paper. I was always a fan of creative writing, and often impressed my grade school teachers with my fantastic stories. At the age of 15, I wrote a poem called "Abused" for a grade 9 poetry assignment. The power of the poem brought the administration of the school to class room with a barrage of questions. Four years later I entered a contest sponsored by the Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry. Of thousands of contestants, i was in the top 200, and had my poem "Bob" published in their anthology “Scaling the Face of Reason". This was my first true accomplishment, and my first published work. Since then I have been writing, and Have had a few articles and a poem entitled " A Letter to my Unborn Child" published by Parents for Parents Magazine. I am still writing, and recently published my first e-book, The Common Man's Guide to Women as Told by the Common Man, and a book of poetry called "Words Flow Eternal"
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