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Epic Rap Battles Of History

Epic Rap Battles Of History is one of my favourite web series on the whole world wide internet. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a simple idea executed with great panache and nuance. Two twenty somethings in the form of NicePeter and EpicLloyd decide to start rapping against each other dressed as a series of famous characters, and use special effects and green screen technology to transpose these battles into worlds and settings synonymous with the characters they are portraying. They’ve been incredibly successful, creating some great combinations. As the series has increased in popularity they have been able to amass other people to play characters that they may look more like – even going so far as to get Snoop Lion for last year’s Christmas special – Santa Claus Vs Moses. Yesterday they unveiled their latest – Thomas Edison Vs Nikola Tesla and it’s a doozy! It’s always nice to see Tesla school Edison, especially seeing as we all know that’s how history should have happened, which is the perfect reason why these rap battles are such a good idea in the first place. Check it out.

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