Horror, hip hop, and nerd-culture collide, all set to throbbing techno beats in Epic Rap Battles of History: A video series created by Nice Peter, epicLLOYD, Dave McCary, and Maker Studios. The team pits historical (and sometimes fictional) characters against each other, where each boasts his most prominent powers with blasting their opponent’s weaknesses.
The video below sets a fast-talking Edgar Allan Poe against a venom spitting Stephen King. While comedy is a key component, the song is surprisingly dope. I found myself bobbing my head and slapping my knees in equal measure. Like the best hip hop songs, this one is so packed with creative witticisms, it takes a few listens to absorb them all.
Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Who would you declare the winner in this Epic Rap Battle?
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The ERB team has already produced battles between Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg, Jack the Ripper and Hannibal Lecter… Mr. Rogers and Mr. T! Chances are we’ll feature more Epic Rap Battles in the future, so let them know if there are any battles you’d like to see them create in future episodes.