Meet the Makers of Epic Rap Battles of History
Epic Rap Battles of History or ERB was created by Peter Alexis Shukoff (Nice Peter) and Lloyd Leonard Ahlquist (EpicLLOYD) with the purpose of pitting popular historical figures against themselves in rap battles. The main attraction to this series is that true facts known about these characters are being used as bullet points for or against in the verses.
At the initial stages Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD were the actors but along the line as the ERB crew grew in audience and performance known entertainment characters began showing up to play the parts of the historical figures. They include Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), Kanye West, T-Painn Weird Al Yankovic and sometimes special appearances like in Arnold Schwarzenegger in Season 3’s Terminator vs Robocop with clips from the Terminator 4 movie (obviously an featured ad like for the game Assasin’s Creed from the Blackbeard VS Al Capone Season 3 battle)..
On September 26, 2010 the first official rap battle of John Lennon vs Bill O’Reilly though there had been a test unofficial creation of Chucky vs Michael J. Fox. Now with 14.1 million subscribers and over 3.3 billion total video views it sure is a great way to get a huge referral fan base for related businesses. Awards won in various categories over the years include
Producers Guild of America Awards
YouTube Music Awards