An Archive of the Epic Rap Battles of History

Seeing as each of these videos has a few million views apiece, I’m sure this series isn’t news to some of you, but somehow it managed to slip past my radar. Strange, since my entire existence is essentially surfing the internet.

It’s exactly what it looks and sounds like, historical figures, both real and fictional, are pitted against each other in a rap battle to the death. The combos are selected by fans, which is how you get epic match-ups like Hulk Hogan vs. Kim Jong-Il or the above Adolf Hitler vs. Darth Vader.

Check them all out below, and suggest which pair you’d like to see next in the comments.

John Lennon vs. Billy O’Reilly


Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler


Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris


Hulk Hogan vs. Kim Jong-Il


Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven


Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking


Genghis Khan vs. The Easter Bunny


Sarah Palin vs. Lady Gaga



  • john v.

    all of those are classic! I’m with you, how the heck did I miss those?

  • pooki

    einstein was nasty wit it

  • trashcanman

    Best. Thing. Ever.

    Thanks for this.

  • Drester

    Haha, epic announcer

  • Adolf is no match for the power of the Dark Side.

  • b-love

    Chuck drops bombs son! The Einstein vs Hawking battle is sick as well.

  • piperjedi

    this is one of the funniest groups of vids I’ve seen in years…. instant CLASSICS!

  • whiteshadow

    Now lets see Clint Eastwood vs. Sheriff Joe Arpio

  • Anon E. Moose

    Beethoven vs. Bieber is my favorite.
    I only wish people voted for match-ups that made more sense – what’s this bullshit? (Genghis Khan vs Easter Rabbit, Hulk Hogan vs Kim Jong etc.)

  • Fail!
    1. John Lennon vs Bill O’ Reily (Correct)
    2. Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler (Correct)
    3. Chuck Norris vs Abraham Lincoln (Correct)
    4. Sarah Palin vs Lady Gaga (Incorrect place)
    5. Kim Jong Il vs. Hulk Hogan (Incorrect Place)
    6. Justin Bieber vs Ludwig Van Beethoven (Incorrect Place)
    7. Albert Einstine vs Stephen Hawking (Incorrect Place)
    8. Ghengis Khan vs Easter Bunny (Incorrect Place)
    9. Napoleon Dynamite vs Napoleon Bonaparte (Missing)

    If this is supposed to be in correct order… you failed.

    Also weres Napoleon vs Napoleon???

  • Jeff

    And most recently, Ben Franklin vs. Billy Mays/Sham-WOW Guy.

  • Icard

    I think the next epic rap battle should either be…
    Wilford Brimley vs Brittney Spears
    Robert E. Lee vs Barack Obama
    Rosie O’ Donnell vs Larry the Cable Guy

  • ……

    Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking really kicks ass

    Superman vs Barack Obama

    Santa vs Buddha

  • josh

    katy perry vs michelle obama

  • josh

    spiderman vs jack black

  • Gabe Young

    They should make a Saddam Housein Vs. Osama Bin Laden

  • Pete

    Adolf OWNED Vader.
    “You need to wash up, dawg, here, step into my shower!” Classic.

  • squinton

    chuck fucking norris!!! awesome!!! i wanna see richard pryor vs george carlin, now that would be epic

  • Watcher

    Superman vs Barack Obama

  • Watcher

    luigi vs mario

  • Dylan

    Freakin’ epic!

    And btw, I have an awesome suggestion for the next one. Santa vs. Barack Obama! I know, right?

  • Dylan

    Mickey Mouse vs Spiderman

  • Danni

    You should do the pine sol lady vs. Mr. Clean!!

  • darth vader owned aldof hands down chuck fucking norris will own anyone. but the next epic rap battle needs to be kevin vandam vs bill dance

  • Chase

    Al Capone vs. DC Sniper (or the Godfather, if you want to go fictional)

    JFK vs. Julius Cesar

    Jack the Ripper vs Charles Manson

    These would be some epic battles for sure…

  • Santa vs. Satan!!!

  • What about:
    Spongebob vs Betty Boop
    Family guy vs simpsons
    Pokemon vs tom and jerry

  • henk

    cartman vs kyle from southpark

  • henk

    obama vs binladen

  • wannes

    it think you must do a battle with captain jack sparrow and legolas (lord of the rings)

  • wannes

    jaws vs nemo

  • Anonymous

    Gordon Ramsay VS Hannibal Lecter.

    Julius Caesar VS Silvio Berlusconi.

    Al Capone VS Don Corleone.

    Jack The Ripper VS Jason Voorhees (hockey mask guy).

    Rocky Balboa VS Muhammad Ali.

  • This is an amazing article. Rap battles are the rawest test of ones ability to “rap”. This bring some really classic battles on one page. Thanks for this treat!

  • Chris James

    Kryten (from the series Red Dwarf) VS C-3PO
    JK Rowling VS Machiolvelli
    Brittney Spears VS Marie Antoinette
    Jonas Brothers VS The Beatles
    Lee Harvey Oswald VS Altair (Assassin’s Creed)
    James Bond VS Austin Powers
    Ayn Rand VS The Pope (Any Pope will do)

  • Big C

    What about the Jack Sparrow VS Harry Potter one

  • micah

    ben a fan for a while but why not go back to the 80s boo and luke duke vs rosco and boss or something like that. A-team vs charlies angles

  • How about Jonas brothers v. Back street boys

  • susie

    I would love to see a rap battles
    Robin Hood VS Jack Sparrow
    The Wicked Witch of the West VS Ann Colter