This is one of those web shows where I’m surprised that it works, but it really does.
Epic Rap Battles of History combines rap, humor, and as the title suggests, history.
Its the history part that is surprising. The viewer actually learns something as historical figures pick up the mic and diss each other via rap battles.
Some interesting standoffs:
Frederick Douglass vs. Thomas Jefferson
J.R.R. Tolkien vs. George R.R. Martin
Zeus vs. Thor…
…just to name a few.
Oh, and contemporaries stop by – Ellen vs. Oprah in a battle of daytime talk show hosts.
I tip my hat to Nice Peter and epicLLOYD, the dudes behind the channel. This is an idea that takes a special kind of talented to enjoy.
Speaking of, enjoy this rap battle between Eastern and Western Philosophers: