Top Ten Epic Rap Battles of History

The Top Ten
1 Darth Vader vs Hitler

Vader did it calmly and Hitler was hilarious.
Vader did not strike down Hitler that fast
Hitler use descriptive words
They made me laugh
They both are my favorite epic rap battle characters

Probably the two best characters in the whole series battling against each other with funny lyrics, good acting, and an actual winner, as Darth Vader froze Hitler.

This one is an absolute classic and highlights what makes epic rap battles of history great.

In my opinion this is the best battle. Fiction vs. reality setting, awesome lines... Everything about this battle is great.

2 Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs

You blow, jobs! You arrogant prick, with your second hand jeans and your turtleneck Ill drill a hole in then middle of your bony head with you own little spinning beach ball of death! Hippy! You got given up a birth. I give away your net worth to AiDS research! Combine all your little toys and I still crush that. iPhone? IPad? I own, I smack!

I spent about 10 minutes trying to decide between this one and Albert vs Stephen.

I think it was HALs portion that made me pick this one. The line 'I'm sorry Bill, I can't let you do that' sounds too awesome in that voice.

The biggest masterpiece of any epic rap battle ever. I just love the lyrics, HAL, just the best.

Best Line: "I gotta bring up some basic why'd you name your company after your dick? " -Steve Jobs

3 Einstein vs Stephen Hawking

Two of the greatest minds to have graced human history come together in this battle of wits. Fortunately for us all, their delivery does not disappoint. Strange to see someone like Einstein rapping, but he sure rips it up. Altough, I felt that Hawking took this one.

I'm the giant who's shoulders you would've stood on - if you could stand! I'll give you a brief history of pain with the back of my hand!

10, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 particles in the universe that we can observe, yo mama took the ugly ones and put them into 1 NERD! " is the best

I'll give you a brief history of pain with the back of my hand you can't destroy matter or me

4 Rasputin vs Stalin (vs Lenin vs Gorbachev vs Putin)

This must be the best one of them all, most power behind the words, clever lyrics and interesting personas of history. I think nicepeter did a great job of portraying the spirit I imagine Lenin had during the revolution, the conviction is just awesome. Regarding the lyrics especially the birth of Marx and birthmarks part is quite clever. I think Putin could have been done a bit more clever though.

First off, the costumes. Pretty darn accurate, if you ask me.
Next, the lines and flow. JUST YES! Don't believe me? One word: Gorbachev.
Now, the beats. Great, greater and greatest.
And of course... Pewdiepie as Baryshnikov. All of my yes.
This, without a doubt, put the EPIC in Epic Rap Battles Of History.
Also, Gorbachev won. Putin was close, but Gorbachev just took the victory first.

Even though I don't know all of the people that star in the rap battle, I really enjoyed it! The costumes were amazing (I'm looking at you, Stalin), the raps were hilarious ("If your name ends with in, time to get out! ") and (You two need yoga... You need a shower! "), and it was overall a great ending to a great season. I especially enjoyed them all dancing at the end!

The whole battle in general was very entertaining. As for a winner, Gorbachev just in front of Lenin, his lyrics were too clever, especially his entrance. And also Pewds. Putin had the chance to win the battle there, but his lyrics were a let down. But still very good battle, one of my favourites.

5 Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock


The battle begins like normally (jk because the music was legendary). The two have a single verse each, until they are interrupted by Tarantino. The three each make the time to roast Michael Bay, and then Kubrick shows up on a tricycle to glorify himself. He takes a final shot at Bay, and then Bay flies in on a helicopter to teach them all a lesson.


Being one of the biggest movie fans I know, I was entertained all the way through. The surprise of Tarantino, Kubrick and Michael Bay were priceless and I couldn't ask for more from ERB. By far my favorite battle and that's saying something considering every Epic Rap Anatolia are all amazing.

Come on. Longest Video Ever so far for a reason. The rhymes are so good, they didn't want to stop.

This one was probably the most entertaining and exciting. It's so full of surprises and also EA are bad

6 Jack the Ripper vs Hannibal Lecter

Lecter's lines were so good! "Jack, you're a classic megalomaniac, you didn't mention me once in your entire battle rap! " "Barney take me back to solitary confinement, because this dirty little lamb has just been silenced"

This may not be the best overall, but it's the best of Season 4 so far and is in my personal top ten. Great match-up, with Hannibal dishing out some of the cleverest insults of the entire series and the beat itself is bad-ass.

In my opinion, some of the best lines in all erb history came from Hannibal Lecter. "Pick Ray Liotta's brain, ask him how I get mine." That was brilliant. For those who don't understand this, that is because you haven't watched the sequel, Hannibal.

This is one of my favorites. I say Hannibal Lecter won. Jack the Ripper was pretty good too though. But that's just my opinion. Hannibal Lecter definitely had some badass lines!

7 Skrillex vs. Mozart

Sometimes both sides on't sound very good, sometimes there's one who's bad and one who's good, but very rarely are both sides good enough for it to be hard to decide who one. There are a lot of battles like this where there's one character who we're clearly supposed to be rooting for, such as Amadeus, because he is held in a higher regard and rooting for his parody character will make you sound more intelligent. On this one however you have to give credit to both sides and even if you picked one you can't say the other was bad.

Not only are the rhymes good, but the beat deserves much more credit, particularly the instrumental one when Mozart starts rapping (there's a sentence you wouldn't understand out of context! )

Mozart won. It was a good rap battle, and I like the feature of autotune and dubstep on Skrillex's side. Made him stand out more than he usually does.

Every single verse in this song was witty, sarcastic and absolutely funny! By far one of the best ERB's they created!

8 Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers

It's the latest as of July 2015,and the Eastern philosophers just killing it...specially the last minute by both sides is awesomely awesome..!
Comparable to Einstein vs Stephen Hawking's ERB greatness!

Just for the line: "Let me be frank. Don't start beef with the Frank who hangs with B. Franks giving ladies beef franks!

Clever how all of the rappers start arguing with each other. Has some of the greatest ERB punchlines. Especially in the end.

Don't make Nietzsche come over there and put a knee up in your chi.

9 Stephen King vs Edgar Allan Poe

This rap has probably the best technical rhyme scheme of any of the battles. I like watsky, but I gotta give this one to King.
"I could have spent this time better, in 8 bars I could write a whole best seller". Also the beat is bad ass

I watched it a month ago and I still haven't decided who won. Poe was killing him with fast rapping, but King was hitting him hard with his rhymes. My jaw literally dropped at how awesome this was.

Once upon a midnight dreary as I spit this weak and weary I will choke this joker with a trochee till his cheeks are teary. was one of my favorite lines

Easily the best battle in regards to lyrics and skill, in my opinion.

10 Deadpool vs Boba Fett

Although the most recent, the beat is one of the most well done of the entire series. The burns and disses were straight fire, and I can't believe that this is number 47. Loved it!

The beat, lines, characters, style, and acting were amazing! This is the best ERBoH we've gotten since Steven King & Edgar Allan Poe! This is really high for the latest rap battle, and I hope it gets higher in the future!

Boba Fett won because of his last line, Deadpool was winning the first part but Boba Fett won it.

Ooh whats that a missile backpack I guess you'll be right if a bird attacks

The Newcomers

? Harry Potter vs Luke Skywalker

How in the world was this not already high on here?! Easily the best

The Contenders
11 Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama

"You got the momma jeans, and a mister fantastic face - so rich and white it's like I'm runnin' against a cheesecake"


You got the momma genes... And a mr fantastic face. So rich and white, it's like I'm runnin against a CHEESECAKE!

Although I didn't vote for this, Obama definitely has the best one-liner in the history of the show

Republicans need a puppet fit it, got your hand so far up rear, they call you mitt

12 Doctor Seuss vs Shakespeare

Thing 1 and Thing 2 killed it! "Oh! No! We'll smash your globe! Yo, you may have wrote the script, but now we're runnin the show! You can take your filthy words and send them back home to your momma. Break our foot off in your ass with our feetie pyjamas! " Gets me every time lol

Well, Shakespeare's entire first verse was written in iambic meter, the second verse with the Cat in the Hat killed it, it is very accurate considering Dr. Seuss didn't say anything because in real life he actually had stage fright.

The entire concept is just hilarious, but then the execution was so cleverly done it's easily among the best of these if not the very best.

Hands down the best beat/ melody of any of the rap battles! Watsky's fast rapping definitely solidifies this as the best one.

13 Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

Not top ten? I'm horrified by the state of the internet. But seriously, all you losers can kiss my ass. But you'd have to wait in line.

This was the most brutal roasting session I have ever seen, and I love it

My favourite Epic Rap Battle of History. And Freddie Mercury owned it.

"You had a hit song called my way, but someone else wrote it."

14 Elvis Presley vs Micheal Jackson

It's definitely a good one, but Elvis Presley won, everyone thinks Michael Jackson won because they don't get the jokes that Elvis made. "Your daddy beat gold records outta ya like alchemy." That won it for me.

How about MICHAEL Jackson's name be spelt correctly? It ain't rocket science to spell the name Michael correctly!

"I didn't lose any chocolate. I just added vanilla! " lol

I did not know elvis presley died on the toilet

15 Artists vs TMNT

I love Smosh and Rhett&Link, they were both in there! Link is Leonardo, Rhett is Donatello, Anthony is Rafael and Ian is Michelangelo.

Even though it's a finale that's dauntingly short, the artists portion of this battle is one of my favorites ever.

I wish this could be longer! I LOVE TMNT and the Artist (although I do think that the Artists pulled off a win there).

It's beat is extremely catchy and the artist portion of the battle is great.

16 Goku vs Superman

Raywilliamjohnson as Goku just made this battle even better. I think that in the end Goku would have won as nobody knows what his weakness is whereas Superman has cryptonite. Anyway, Goku's rap was better.

Best one by far for sure! There were so many great references. "Just one punch, and over 9000 screams, only your nose bleeds like Roshi sniffing panties, from Z to GT, you can Dragon Ball deez!

"There's only one way this battle's gonna end, one more Superman who's never gonna walk again." LOL

Ray William Johnson would be a great voice actor for Son Goku & Knuckles the Echidna.

17 The Wright Brothers vs The Mario Brothers

Like Pow how you like my now like flames out of mouth like are names were bowser

This is my favorite because Rhett and Link guest starred in it.

I hate the fact that Princess Peach was in ERB 18 instead of Princess Daisy & Rosalina.

Sorry wright brothers this time you chose wrong...

18 Napoleon Bonaparte vs Napoleon Dynamite

The line "I will shoot your moon boots straight up your poop shoot," gets me every time! Bonaparte is something straight out of Monty Python and Dynamite proves a very worthy adversary! Great rhymes and rhythms on both parts!

"You're the only type of dynamite that's nerver gonna bang" this is just awesome and the French in the video is so funny. Bonaparte definitely owned dynamite

Good background music that suits the theme of both rappers in a crossover rap battle

That beat was sick, plus Napoleon the conqerour or whatever he is wrecked the battle.

19 Blackbeard vs Al Capone

First: The flow of both rappers is sick, especially Capone's.
Second: This is one of the rap battles with the most historical allusions in it.
Third: Not only does it allude to history, but it alludes to Assassin's Creed! A battle having both historical and pop-cultural references is hard to create. Props to them for that!
Fourth: "You spent time in Alcatraz- I'm sure you were fine if you dropped the soap as little as you drop dope lines." hilarious.

Two bad ass legends up against each other, the fierce power and brutality of Blackbeard vs the wit and charisma of Capone.

I mean that rat nest beard's trapped so many crumbs this bum could get marooned and still eat lunch for a month.

You ain't a tough guy my kids dress up like you for Halloween

20 Abe Lincoln vs Chuck Norris

The two most awesome ERB characters battling it out. It doesn't get any better than this (except for Vader vs Hitler)

"I'll rip your chest hairs out, put 'em in my mouth. I'll squash you like I squashed the south."

You may of freed the slaves but chuck is everyone's master

My top 6 ERB beats
6. Mr. T VS Mr. Rogers
5. Dr. Seuss VS William Shakesphere
4. Michael Bay Theme
3. Abe Lincoln VS Chuck Norris
2. Donald Trump Theme (Trump VS Scrooge)
1. Walt Disney Theme

21 Clint Eastwood vs Bruce Lee

Already on the list please remove.

Bruce Lee is the winner

22 Justin Bieber vs Beethoven

Beethoven, man. "I'm committing verbal murder in the major 3rd degree. My name is Beethoven, maybe you heard of me."

I love the lyrics of the song and I love it. Beethoven destroyed the poor kid

I would smack you, but in Germany, we don't hit little girls!

And I'm glad I'm deaf so I don't have to hear that

23 Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible

This battle was really good. My favorite part was EpicLyod as Fredrick the great entering the battle. He did really well. ERB thought out this battle really well and had very clever burns bouncing between rappers, but Ivan didn't really rap between Fredrick and cathrine. Most of his sick rapping was towards Alexander the Great. I guess they just didn't want to extend the video to far and give him to many lines. Other than that, I overall love this rap battle.

I absolutely loved Alexander, Frederick, and I thought the Pompey part was hilarious, but Catherine had basically no good lines and she acted like a fake modern pop star.

Get my chair. I'm weary from tearing you a new derriere from here to red square. Absolutely awesome

Frederick's whole performance is the best in this one. Too bad it is biased for Catherine.

24 Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston Churchill

This is my fave due to it being one of the closest rap battles on the channel. There was no winner, both Roosevelt and Churchill kept in it up til the final lines. + "I'm about to take you out prematurely, like your family", "rhyme minister" and "My parents died, while they were young and it was morbid
But at least they didn't ditch me when they were alive like yours did". Damn, this battle was savage!

The opening line made me die, "Bully! A challange! I love competition, tell me, where would I mount the stuffed head of a Winston".

The best of their newer ERB's, definitely deserves a spot in the top 10. Also the ending is epic!

Love it, great costumes, sick bars. Amazing.

25 Edgar Allan Poe vs Stephen King

Had great wordplay, and in my opinion is the best battle of season 3 so far.

The lyrics for EAP vs. SK were incredibly clever and Poe had a pretty beast bit (you know which bit I'm referencing to)

The beat is beast

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