Artists vs TMNT Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3 Finale reaction mashup
Epic Rap Battles of History, or ERB for short, is a YouTube webseries created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series puts famous historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format. As of July 2017, it is the 43rd most subscribed channel on YouTube with over 14.2 million subscribers and over 3.3 billion total video views.
Although early episodes of the series featured only Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, later episodes have regularly featured guest appearances, and other internet celebrities such as Lisa Donovan, Timothy DeLaGhetto, George Watsky, DeStorm Power, Jesse Wellens, PewDiePie, Jenna Marbles, Lilly Singh, Ray William Johnson, Rhett and Link, and Smosh. Media celebrities like rappers Snoop Dogg, Chali 2na and T-Pain, parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic, and the comedian duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have also appeared in the series.
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, including "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.
Peter "NicePeter" Shukoff
John Lennon, Darth Vader, Abraham Lincoln, Lady Gaga, Hulk Hogan, Ludwig van Beethoven, Stephen Hawking, Easter Bunny, Napoleon Dynamite, Vince Offer, Albus Dumbledore, The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Rogers, Christopher Columbus, Himself
2 Darth Vader, Master Chief, Luigi, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, HAL 9000 (voice), Freddie Mercury, Abraham Lincoln, Tenth Doctor, Batman, Santa Claus, Steve, Nikola Tesla (voice), Lance Armstrong, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Grigori Rasputin, Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Putin
3 Darth Vader, Blackbeard, Bob Ross, Donald Trump, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Rick Grimes, Bill Nye, George Washington, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (voices)
4 Jamie Hyneman, Romeo Montague, Zeus (voice), Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Ted "Theodore" Logan, David Copperfield, RoboCop, Friedrich Nietzsche, Julius Caesar, Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog (voice)
Bonus Battle Boba Fett (voice)
5 J. R. R. Tolkien, Thomas Jefferson, Austin Powers, Bruce Jenner, Ivan the Terrible, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Tony Hawk, Himself