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!