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The 10 Most Hilarious Epic Rap Battles of History

Historical figures and pop culture icons drop the mic.

by
Walter Hudson

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July 28, 2014 - 8:00 am
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Note: Some of the videos on this list are not safe for work.

Fresh off the conclusion of its third “season,” the ongoing YouTube production of Epic Rap Battles of History has established itself as an online phenomenon. What began as a clever collaboration between two musically inclined friends has ballooned into a prime example of how to produce viral videos. YouTubers Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd have created an interactive platform which has attracted the participation of fellow YouTube celebrities and even some mainstream stars. It’s been so successful that they were tapped to market the latest Assassin’s Creed video game and promote hit AMC television shows. They even got to meet with the president.

If you haven’t come across Epic Rap Battles of History before, here’s your chance to check them out. Personalities from pop culture, politics, and history collide in rhythmic battles to boast and belittle. The results are often hilarious. Here’s the Top 10 Epic Rap Battles of History.

#10. Moses vs Santa Claus

This had to be a big moment for Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd. Having Snoop Dogg (or Lion, or whatever he’s calling himself these days) featured in an epic rap battle lends a legitimacy which could not be acquired in any other way. He steps naturally into familiar territory. It would have been easy to let his presence overwhelm the project, but this back and forth between Moses and Santa Claus delivers enough laughs from each to succeed on its own merit.

Verdict: Moses

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Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs is missing here
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Nothing beats Keynes v. Hayek.
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#9 is a hoot! Putin with crucifix. Very clever.
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LL Cool J and Kool Moe Dee
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No, thanks.
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I've already seen most of these. Hilarious stuff!
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"Do the Humpty Hump" is still better.

"You OPP, you know what I mean?"
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