Top 10 Best Epic Rap Battles of History

The Top Ten
1 Darth Vader vs. Hitler

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.

Mozart and Skrillex need a trilogy, what's so important about Vader and Hitler.

You need to wash up dog, here step in my shower!

2 Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

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.

This should be at least in the top 5.
Guys please watch it enjoy. The lyrics are awesome.. And jobs really rocks. Once you watch the song you'll never forget the lyrics. So awesome..

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

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!

We need part two! They're both in heaven and should start again!
Also a coincidence: Stephen died on Einstien's birthday...

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

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.

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.

In my opinion easily the best one. I think this one is to ERB what Stan is to Eminem; a work that even people who are not fans of rap battles/Eminem respect, or at least should.

My 2nd place is Mozart/Skrillex, which is my favourite 'traditional' ERB. Numbers 3 to 5 are probably Romeo & Juliet/Bonnie & Clyde, Jim Henson/Stan Lee and Spielberg/Hitchcock.

This is the most brilliant and the best one, if you know a little history about the Soviet Union, after every sentence you would burst out laughing!

5 Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock

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.


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.


The best of Season 4 (so far). And probably my most favorite one of them all.

6 Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

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.

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

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

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

7 Jack the Ripper vs. Hannibal Lecter

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.

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 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!

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.

8 Mozart vs. Skrillex

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!

9 Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

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

Abraham Lincoln coming in on his 'Giant bald bird' was the best part!

"I'm the Head of State, you're a head of cabbage"- I lost it.

By far the one I have seen the most. and the fact that obama won makes it even sweeter

10 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!

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

Confucius carried his whole team through like a boss.

The Contenders
11 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.

One of my favorites! Deadpool so won! Here are his lyrics:

Oh, is it me? Well, here's my first issue:
I barely even know enough about you to diss you!
But do you guys honestly think that I would screw this feud up
And lose to the dude a huge toothy cootchie chewed up?!
That's bananas! I do damage when I brandish my katanas!
Man, I'll slice you up then vanish in my lady bug pajamas!
I'm one of a kind; you're a xerox of your papa,
Doing temp work for Vader and odd jobs for Jabba!
I'm tight; you're mad baggy! I'm toned; you're so flappy!
Mad 'cause Sam Jackson killed your clone daddy!
Somebody oughta put a bounty on that cape!
Maybe I'll write a letter and mail it in your face!

Ooooh, what's that? A missile backpack?
Well, I guess you'll be alright if a bird attacks!
Presenting the most overrated character anyone ever saw,
With five lines in the trilogy, and one of them was, "AAAH! "

Who you calling schizophrenic?! You've got ...more

12 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.

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

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!

This was the best one by far! Even if it is low on the list it is my opinion!

13 Michael Jackson vs. Elvis Presley

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!

Very funny, I watch it over and over again!

Michael Jackson definitely won.

14 Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare

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.

Astounding job with the characters, and the incomprehensibly fast rapping on Shakespear's part. This is definitely the best.

15 Artists vs TMNT

The juxtaposition in this ERB was phenomenal. Although it cut short on the TMNT side. They could have added more things to diss the Artists. But I give this one a point because of the Artists.

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).

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

16 Frank Sinatra vs. Freddie Mercury

Freddie killed it with this little beauty:
"You're the least talented rat in your whole pack of rodents
You've got four notes in your whole range, you can't act, and you can't dance!
I'm more powerful than you when I'm wearing women's pants!
Why do you stand there in a suit? It's like you're trying to bore me
When I rock the UK, South America gets horny
Because my songs have balls! They're the anthems of victory!
Your music is like the soundtrack to a vasectomy
You're in the pocket of the mafia, and everybody knows."

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.

You played butthole roulette, and you lost the draw!

I vote for it because of Frank Sinatra's class!

17 Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris

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

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

Able Lincoln destroyed Norries,but only because Chuck used his own jokes.

18 Napoleon vs. Napoleon

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

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

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

19 Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven

Beethoven won. I have a parody of Bieber's words:

Look your cat put syrup on my face
Man it looks like Chewbacca wiped his ass on my head
I'm the next Miley Cyrus, you and Mozart are the kings of music
Because my voice is terrible and your music is incredible
Who even listens to Justin Bieber anyway

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

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

20 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.

21 Mario Bros. vs. Wright Bros.

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

Sorry wright brothers this time you chose wrong...

This one is not that great... except Rhett & Link

Come on guys, seriously. This is the best one

22 Bruce Lee vs. Clint Eastwood

I would beat you in round two but that'd be unbelievable

No one in your family ever lives to see a sequel.


The most complicated battle of them all. My personal favorite!

"I'd beat you in round 2 but that would be unbelievable, no one in your family ever lived to see a equal."

Such a good line...

Bruce Lee is the winner

23 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 spent time in Alcatraz
I'm sure you were fine,
If you dropped the soap as little as you drop dope rhymes.

24 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.

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

Frederick's and Alexander's lines were just hilarious. Also Alexander's verse is so cool to me fast rapped

25 Doc Brown vs. Doctor Who

By far the best moment is when 'Tom Baker' starts rapping.

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