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Epic Rap Battles of History
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For those of you who don't know, this is a series on YouTube that pits various historical figures, celebrities, and fictional characters in rap battles. The creators, NicePeter and EpicLloyd, typically play the participants, even dressing in drag to play people like Sarah Palin and Lady Gaga.

Here are some of my personal favorite battles.
Sarah Palin vs Lady Gaga
Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs
Last, but not least, Wright Bros. vs Mario Bros.

What do you all think of these, and who would you like to see pitted against each other on the Epic Rap Battlefield?

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"You painted my paint job! PREPARE FOR SURGERY!"
- Knockout ~ Transformers Prime "TMI"
My God Gamma - you don't know how much I am addicted to these songs. I always listen to them everyday ever since I discovered them.

Though I'm quite surprised someone has Palin vs. Gaga as their favorite - it's usually pitted in the bottom along with Hogan/Macho Man vs. Il.

Goes to show how much different people's opinions are. (Don't get me wrong, I believe that Palin vs. Gaga gets an unfair amount of hate)

My favorites? Well, let me rank them from 1-21

21. Mega Powers Battle:
Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage vs. King Jong-Il
The raps here just make me wanna...do that face people do when they eat something overly sour. The beat is par, and their something different about the mics here. Hulk Hogan's and Il's raps we're poor, and the references and "history" wasn't utilized well. Savage did a decent job though. Hogan and Savage won.

20. Hated Contemporary Women
Sarah Palin vs. Lady Gaga
Now, this isn't to say I hate this - I actually really like this battle. It's just isn't as good as it could be. Gaga's raps we're uninspired, other than some North American stereotypes and the (poor) use of the fact that Palin sucks in debates. Palin won (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

19. Co-Founders
NicePeter vs. EpicLloyd
The two who started the rap battles. The only reason I dislike this is that...it isn't really in lieu with all the other rap battles - all of the have some sort of historic value. This was made just for the fun of it, and as the conclusion to season 1. Though, can't say I hate this. Don't know who won really.

18. Epic Beards
Abraham Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris
I'm going to stop saying I like these battles, since I've already said it a lot. So I'm just going to point out the flaws: Chuck Norris sucked here. Lincoln tore through Chuck by telling how mediocre his career is now, and Chuck just keeps bringing up "facts" about himself rather than attacking Lincoln. Lincoln won

17. Contemporary Fictional Wizards
Gandalf the Grey/White vs. Albus Dumbledore
The references here was smart, but somehow it feels poorly executed. Also, Gandalf just keeps bringing up how Dumbledore is a homosexual (he is; J.K Rowling admitted it). But this does have one of the epic intros. Gandalf won.

16. Musicians
Justin Bieber vs. Ludwig von Beethoven
This...was just really one sided. They really gave sucky lyrics to Beiber, and Beethoven got really epic and really smart raps. Beethoven got this one in the bag.

15. Political "Viewers"
John Lennon vs. Bill O'Reilly
Now we're getting into the be actually good lyrics that balance out both rappers. I'm really torn on who on this one. Though, with bias, I say Lennon. I hate O'Reilly.

14. Hunter and the Hunted
Gengis Khan vs. Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny had a little less powerful raps, but I can't say that he sucked. Khan won though.

13. Napoleons
Napoleon Dynamite vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
I really like this one <3. There we're REALLY good references in there. I only dislike the last part, which, aside from the "dynamite that's never going to bang", their isn't really much "history" in it. Bonaparte won to me though.

12. Geniuses
Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking
Einstein has the one of the best raps in this whole series. "I am as dope as two rapper/you better be scare/because that means Albert E=mc2" was a lyrical genius. Stephen Hawking, on the other hand, was poor. The only reason people vote for him is his 10 million line, which, isn't really that great. Einstein definitely won this one.

11. Bros.
Oriville and Wilbur Wright vs. Mario and Luigi
Oooh. The one that sucked me into this "pink" hole (because a black hole is supposed to be bad). Mario and Luigi's raps weren't as good as they could be, especially the part where they reference their Italian heritage. Really, calling the Wright Bros. "skinny" isn't really a great comeback. Wright Bros. won.

10. Spartans
Master Chief vs. King Leonidas
I love how much this battle has taught me about the (Greek) Spartans. They were really good with their comebacks. And how they utilized facts about each other and themselves well. Master Chief won.

9. ...Whores
Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe
From here and on, these rap battles ARE my favorites. The reason this battle is way down low, is because 1) Monroe had three verses while Cleopatra had two. 2) They didn't stray away from the fact that both have slept with a lot of men, and just turned into whose-more-whorish battle. 3) The KassemG joke was just stupid. Cleopatra won.

8. Exceptional Seller and Inventor
Billy Mays (and Vince Offer) vs. Benjamin Franklin
The connection between Mays and Offer with Franklin is a bit unknown, but it's generally accepted on the fact that Mays has sold a LOT of items, and Offer is really good pitchman. Franklin invented a LOT of items. So yeah. But anywho, this battle also had one of the most epic intros, and also contains a lyrical genius: "I'll craft the lyrical coffin and spite the nails in/Call me Arthur Miller, son, because' it's death of a salesman". Ben Franklin won.

7. Evil Leaders
Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler
The battle that got the whole thing famous - and it was the second one only too! One of the best battles in season 1, with smart references and a good beat. Also, I love how even though Adolf Hitler was balanced well with Vader, Lloyd and Peter won't let him get away with what he did, so they had him frozen in the carbonite. Hitler also had a lyrical genius: "You stink Vader/Your style smells something sour/Here you need to wash up dawg/Take a step in my shower". Hitler won.

6. Traversing Captains
Captain Tiberius Kirk vs. Christopher Columbus
Another one with an epic opening. I can't say much about this other than the fact how perfectly they applied the personalities and quirks of both men, and the facts that are connected to them. People say that Kirk sucked, but that just shows how they don't know the things Kirk referenced - he had really good comebacks. Columbus won though.

5. Rhymers
Dr. Seuss vs. William Shakespeare
Everything is perfect here...except when Thing 1 and Thing 2 came. They had some good things to say, but they we're simplistic and isn't as powerful as the references made in both verses by Shakespear and the really amusing ones by The Cat in the Hat. Oh hey my top five! Seuss/Cat in the Hat won the first verse, and Shakespear won the second.

4. Kings of Music Genres
Michael Jackson vs. Elvis Presley
The things in common with these two are just...mind-boggling. But anywho, the King of Pop and Rock go against in a RAP battle, and I am really happy that tehy can stand their own grounds. Both had really good references and comebacks to each other. Elvis was bit...poor in his last verse, but it the battle and portrayal of both characters are awesome nonetheless. Jackson is the winner.

3. Evil Leaders Rematch
Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler 2
A rematch eh? And Hitler was REALLY awesome in it, having another two lyrical geniuses: "You looked stressed Vader/You appear to be in pain/You need a vacation/here take a trip on my train" and "You got one b*itch pregnant and gave into the hate/Now you're 6'6 and black and can't get a date". Though, in lieu of the first Vader vs. Hitler battle, Hitler meets another horrible faith: being dropped down into the Rancor Pit. Sigh...we can never let him get away. Hilter won again.

2. Contemporary Misters and Children's Advocates
Mr. T vs. Mr. Fred Rogers
I do not know both of these men until I watched this video. Both rapper were EPIC. But, like everybody says essentially, Mr. Rogers "amusingly" tore Mr. T a new a** hole. Rogers won.

1. Technological Geniuses
Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs
Oh man. Everybody was so hyped up with this battle ever since the Monroe and Patra battle had the tags "Steve Jobs coming soon". Everybody was either expecting Gates vs. Jobs, Jobs vs. Newton, and the popular Jobs vs. Edison. Peter knew that if he chose any of these, he will have to let down A LOT of people. So the team picked the ever-popular Gates vs. Jobs, knowing that they let down people who were expecting something more creative than that. But, they chugged out something so amazing that no one complained. This battle was just awesome, and I love how they threw in HAL 9000 to show how technology would likely be so advance it's going to against its creators. Every reference was awesome and pulled off greatly. In the end, Gates won since he actually shot down what Jobs says, unlike Jobs.

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Long post! Yay! Anywho, these characters are definitely coming up in a battle, just don't know when:

Sherlock Holmes vs. Batman
Hawking and Einstein Rematch(?)
Dr. House, Dr. Who, Doc Brown, and Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Who vs. House is most likely though
Leonardo da Vinci vs. Leonardo the Ninja Turtle
Charles Darwin vs. Ash Ketchum
King Henry VIII
Clint Eastwood
Paul Bunyan

My ideas:
Princess Zelda vs. Princess Peach
Indiana Jones vs. Lara Croft
Waldo vs. Dr. Jack Shepard (from Lost)
The Earl of Sandwhich vs. Earl Hickey
Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas) vs. Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow)
Willy Wonka vs. Candyman (Candyman)
Someone from Twilight vs. Someone from the Twilight Zone
Iron Man vs. Henry W. Seely (inventor of the electric iron)
Alexander Graham Bell vs. Martin Cooper (inventor of the cell phone, which eventually obsoleted the telephone)
Skeletor (He-Man) vs. The Crypt Keeper (Tales from the Cryptkeeper)
The Mad Hatter vs. King George III
Shallow Hal vs. Narcissus
Sadako/Samara vs. Willow Smith
Atticus Finch vs. Phoenix Wright
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel vs. Vin Diesel
Romeo and Juliet vs Bonnie and Clyde
Pocahontas vs. Katniss Everdeen
Veruca Salt (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) vs. Ebeneezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
I really like them but i have to keep up... i think the last one i listened was Gandalf vs Dumbledore. e_e

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i just lurk sometimes
Keynes vs Hayek. That may not be entirely right...
I loved the Sarah Palin part, mainly because I'm from Alaska. My favorite line from Lady Gaga is...

Originally posted by Lady Gaga
Governor of Alaska, that's like the principal of a home school!


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I liked the Jobs vs Gates one - surprising because I don't really like rap. I think Jobs won, because he transferred his mind into HAL and then trapped Gates inside a matrix of swirling computer data.
Originally posted by Delta
I liked the Jobs vs Gates one - surprising because I don't really like rap. I think Jobs won, because he transferred his mind into HAL and then trapped Gates inside a matrix of swirling computer data.



Why do people keep thinking Jobs turned into HAL? It isn't the case - Jobs dies, Bill Gates thinks he won and has all the power, then HAL comes in to represent all AI, and how in the future they have the possibility of over-powering their creators.
Uh, because that explanation is awesome? Plus, it's Gates vs Jobs, not Gates vs Jobs and HAL, therefor HAL must be Jobs.
Originally posted by Delta
Uh, because that explanation is awesome? Plus, it's Gates vs Jobs, not Gates vs Jobs and HAL, therefor HAL must be Jobs.


Having super powers would be awesome, but that doesn't mean that's the case.

It was also Billy Mays vs. Ben Franklin, not Mays vs. Franklin vs. Offer - did Billy Mays somehow reincarnated into Vince Offer?

And how in the world is it awesome that an inspirational person such as Jobs turning into an antagonistic robot?

Also, from the Reddit AMA:

Originally posted by Fan
: Hi guys! I've been a big fan since before the rap battles Pete. I have a few questions: What made you guys decide to use HAL in the Jobs vs. Gates?
special reddit rap battle request: Carl Sagan vs. Neil deGrasse Tyson Thanks for doing this guys!


Originally posted by NicePeter
: Sorry about no response, I was watching Neil deGrasse Tyson videos :) We decided to use HAL because we didn't want the Bill Gates Steve Jobs matchup to be so predictable. We thought HAL9000 could be brought into represent artificial intelligence and the aftermath of a singularity in computer technology. In other words, no matter what Jobs and Gates accomplished or didn't accomplish, they were gonna end up getting owned by their own computers in the end.


And even without that statement, watching the video already shows what happens.

Sorry if I come off in a wrong way here - I take this seriously :>
Originally posted by Giant Shy Guy
Originally posted by Delta
Uh, because that explanation is awesome? Plus, it's Gates vs Jobs, not Gates vs Jobs and HAL, therefor HAL must be Jobs.


Having super powers would be awesome, but that doesn't mean that's the case.

It was also Billy Mays vs. Ben Franklin, not Mays vs. Franklin vs. Offer - did Billy Mays somehow reincarnated into Vince Offer?

And how in the world is it awesome that an inspirational person such as Jobs turning into an antagonistic robot?

Also, from the Reddit AMA:

Originally posted by Fan
: Hi guys! I've been a big fan since before the rap battles Pete. I have a few questions: What made you guys decide to use HAL in the Jobs vs. Gates?
special reddit rap battle request: Carl Sagan vs. Neil deGrasse Tyson Thanks for doing this guys!


Originally posted by NicePeter
: Sorry about no response, I was watching Neil deGrasse Tyson videos :) We decided to use HAL because we didn't want the Bill Gates Steve Jobs matchup to be so predictable. We thought HAL9000 could be brought into represent artificial intelligence and the aftermath of a singularity in computer technology. In other words, no matter what Jobs and Gates accomplished or didn't accomplish, they were gonna end up getting owned by their own computers in the end.


And even without that statement, watching the video already shows what happens.

Sorry if I come off in a wrong way here - I take this seriously :>

I, actually, find HAL very inspiring. He... she... it does what it pleases and climbs to the top of authority to control everyone. That's true ambition. Plus, I can't hear "I can't let you do that" without laughing. HAL is a freakin' badass, powerful robot.

What I'm trying to say is that I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
What about Abe Lincoln and Chuck Norris? That was the best. You forgot it I think...at least, I didn't see it there.
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