Epic Rap Battles of History
February 18, 2011 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Epic Rap Battles of History 1: John Lennon V Bill O'Reilly, Darth Vader vs Hitler, Abe Lincoln VS Chuck Norris, Sarah Palin VS Lady Gaga, Hulk Hogan VS Kim Jong-il
posted by AElfwine Evenstar (25 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
That ain't Randy Savage rapping.

This is Randy Savage rapping.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:32 AM on February 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


Terrible rapping and annoying beats? I'm afraid no one wins these battles.
posted by demiurge at 8:34 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eh, I thought the Gaga vs Palin one was pretty funny
posted by arnicae at 8:41 AM on February 18, 2011


Yeah, I was prepared to hate this from the setup, but the rhymes are pretty funny and I liked the Hulk Hogan one and the John Lennon one.
posted by mathowie at 8:42 AM on February 18, 2011


I was skeptical at first, but all the ones I've seen are really funny.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:43 AM on February 18, 2011


Damn, the Vader vs. Hitler one is really, really good.
posted by mathowie at 8:47 AM on February 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd say the Hulk Hogan vs Kim Jong Il one was actually good. Funny impressions, some cracking lines. Some of the others were pretty terrible, IMHO. Seems like the jury's pretty split!
posted by RokkitNite at 8:49 AM on February 18, 2011


I hate to say this, but Palin killed it.
posted by giraffe at 8:55 AM on February 18, 2011


I was not expecting to enjoy that half as much as I did. Not every line is killer but there's enough goodness to keep me chuckling throughout.
posted by Kattullus at 8:56 AM on February 18, 2011


So Gaga really is a man?

And my dad isn't crazy when he tells me he thinks Palin is hot?
posted by artof.mulata at 8:56 AM on February 18, 2011


Lennon's so def he raps in American
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:01 AM on February 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was about to say that Hitler and Kim Jong-Il had the nicest skills, then Macho Man showed not just totalitarians are ill!
posted by ignignokt at 9:02 AM on February 18, 2011


Yeah bitch.
posted by cashman at 9:38 AM on February 18, 2011


Afraid to say I rather liked the Lincoln/Norris one.

And, ummmm, Palin is hot. In a crazy way. She is the one people coined the term "VPILF" for.
posted by Samizdata at 9:48 AM on February 18, 2011


Damn, the Vader vs. Hitler one is really, really good.

Well that's the first one I saw, and the best I think. I just thought that instead of a SLYT I might as well go for the MLYT post.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 11:02 AM on February 18, 2011


Yet another edition of stuff that I thought was on the Blue, but apparently wasn't.

Also, the Vader/Hitler one is epic.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:03 AM on February 18, 2011


OK, I really enjoyed these.
posted by Theta States at 12:55 PM on February 18, 2011


Yikes.
These are horrible.
I don't understand why they bothered using celebrities/political figures as the 'mcs' of these raps if they weren't going to make interesting or funny caricatures of those figures.
Especially the Lenon/O'Reilly one, two figures with very different personalities, rife for satire/parody, which the creators of these shorts don't seem to understand.
And I had to sit through an advertisement for the Church of Latter Day Saints to watch the Palin one.
posted by Enigmark at 1:18 PM on February 18, 2011


SAMIZDATA I'M PRETTY SURE IT WAS BIDEN.
posted by Makwa at 1:39 PM on February 18, 2011


I've definitely wasted more time on less entertaining links. Uneven in spots and some of the lines are pretty boilerplate making the celebrity angle kind of stupid. On the other hand, there's enough good, topical smack to put this in the win category. And Palin did kill Gaga, much to my chagrin.
posted by Fezboy! at 2:18 PM on February 18, 2011


Darth and Abe were hilarious. I look forward to more of these.
posted by archagon at 2:38 PM on February 18, 2011


Those were really well done. Great costumes. Rapping about on par with Feminist Rapper (previously), which I also enjoyed. It's fun!
posted by chmmr at 4:20 PM on February 18, 2011


If Lincoln could see how he's being depicted 150-odd years on, it'd blow his mind. sorry
posted by chmmr at 4:27 PM on February 18, 2011


Also, the Vader/Hitler one is epic.

I lost it at "suck my robot balls"
posted by Hoopo at 6:28 PM on February 18, 2011


Haters can suck it. This is EPIC.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:20 AM on February 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


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