The BEST Episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Epic Rap Battles of History, officially shortened to ERB or ERBoH, is a YouTube video series created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series pits famous historical and pop culture figures, either fictional or otherwise, against one another in a rap battle format.
#1 - Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2011
Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (Zach Sherwin) battles fellow theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (Nice Peter).
#2 - Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 14, 2012
The Chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates (EpicLLOYD), battles the late CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs (Nice Peter).
#3 - Darth Vader vs Hitler
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 10, 2010
Intergalactic conqueror and Sith Lord from Star Wars, Darth Vader (Nice Peter), battles Nazi German dictator Adolf Hitler (EpicLLOYD).
#4 - Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 1, 2012
Traditional pop singer and actor Frank Sinatra (EpicLLOYD) battles Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Nice Peter).
#5 - Rick Grimes vs Walter White
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 5, 2014
Zombie-outbreak survivor from The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes (Nice Peter), battles drug kingpin from Breaking Bad, Walter White (EpicLLOYD).
#6 - Gandhi vs Martin Luther King, Jr.
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2013
Leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jordan Peele), battles Gandhi (Keegan-Michael Key), leader of Indian nationalism.
#7 - Batman vs Sherlock Holmes
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 2012
The greatest detective in history, Sherlock Holmes (Zach Sherwin), battles the defender of Gotham City, Batman (Nice Peter).
#8 - Hitler vs Vader 2
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 8, 2011
Adolf Hitler (EpicLLOYD), after being imprisoned in carbonite, gets thawed out by Darth Vader (Nice Peter) and is challenged to a rematch.
#9 - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
The candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election face off in a rap battle, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney (EpicLLOYD) and Democrat candidate and current President of the United States, Barack Obama (Iman Crosson).
#10 - Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 15, 2014
Movie visionaries Steven Spielberg (Nice Peter) and Alfred Hitchcock (EpicLLOYD) face off in this battle.
#11 - Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2014
Scientist and science educator, Bill Nye (Nice Peter), battles the discoverer of the laws of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton ("Weird Al" Yankovic).
#12 - Jim Henson vs Stan Lee
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 3, 2015
Pupeteer Jim Henson (Nice Peter) battles comic book legend Stan Lee (EpicLLOYD).
#14 - Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 2, 2012
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson (Bentley Green), battles the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley (EpicLLOYD).
#15 - Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 17, 2011
Children's book writer Dr. Seuss (Mickey Meyer) battles playwright William Shakespeare (George Watsky).
#16 - Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
Famous actor and wrestler Mr. T (DeStorm Power) battles children's show host Mister Rogers (Nice Peter).
#17 - Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 16, 2012
The famous video game defenders of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario (EpicLLOYD) and Luigi (Nice Peter) battle Wilbur and Orville Wright (Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal), inventors of the first successful airplane.
#18 - Rasputin vs Stalin
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 23, 2013
A battle between Russian mystic Rasputin (Nice Peter) and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin (EpicLLOYD) quickly turns into a Russian battle royale with Communist leader Vladimir Lenin (Nice Peter), Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (EpicLLOYD), and Russian president Vladimir Putin (Nice Peter).
#19 - Alexander The Great vs Ivan The Terrible
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2016
Alexander the Great (Zach Sherwin) battles Ivan the Terrible (Nice Peter)
#20 - Master Chief vs Leonidas
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2012
US Spartan from the Halo video game series, Master Chief (Nice Peter) battles Spartan King and warrior, King Leonidas (Jesse Wellens, voiced by EpicLLOYD).
#21 - Doc Brown vs Doctor Who
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 29, 2012
Inventor of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, Doc Brown (Zach Sherwin), battles time-traveling alien from Doctor Who, The Doctor (Nice Peter).
#22 - Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2013
American painter Bob Ross (Nice Peter), the host of The Joy of Painting, battles Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (EpicLLOYD).
#23 - Goku vs Superman
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2014
The Man of Steel from Planet Krypton, Superman (EpicLLOYD), battles the Saiyan from Planet Vegeta, Goku (Ray William Johnson).
#24 - Gandalf vs Dumbledore
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 14, 2011
Middle-Earth wizard from Lord of the Rings, Gandalf (EpicLLOYD), battles Hogwarts headmaster from Harry Potter, Dumbledore (Nice Peter).
#25 - Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 2011
Mongolian Emperor Genghis Khan (EpicLLOYD) battles the holiday mascot of Easter, the Easter Bunny (Nice Peter).