After a year long hiatus, EpicLLOYD and Nice Peter are back with more Epic Rap Battle of History! The musical duo have been pitting the greatest characters in history and pop culture against each other in a showdown of rhymes for nearly a decade. Season Six of ERB pits the feral mutant Wolverine against the Dream Master himself, Freddy Krueger in a battle that will leave one of these two scarred for life (or afterlife).
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Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB) is a YouTube webseries created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series pits notable historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format. The characters portrayed are often determined by suggestions from viewers in the comments sections of the channel’s videos. Shukoff and Ahlquist write each song themselves, doing meticulous research in order to glean obscure details to use as references in the lyrics. As of April 2019, the channel has over 14.4 million subscribers and approximately 3 billion total video views.
On July 3, 2013, “Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney”, became the first of its singles to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States. 10 other singles, “Adolf Hitler vs Darth Vader”, “Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking”, “Dr. Seuss vs William Shakespeare”, “Master Chief vs Leonidas”, “Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates”, “Justin Bieber vs Ludwig van Beethoven”, “Mario Brothers vs Wright Brothers”, “Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers”, “Abraham Lincoln vs Chuck Norris”, and “Hitler vs Vader 2”, were subsequently certified Gold as well.