Epic Rap Battles & Vice To Get YouTube’s Advertising Attention During World Cup

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Just when you thought YouTube was going solely after the female demographic, the social media company loaded two male-favored franchises into their advertising cannon. Set to launch all throughout World Cup matches, the ad spots will feature Epic Rap Battles of History and Vice — two channels that fall well within YouTube’s top 5 percent […]

Epic Rap Battles’ Nice Peter Lyrically Details Goku vs. Superman, Meeting Obama [INTERVIEW]

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Is there a more coveted/beloved channel in all of YouTubedom than Epic Rap Battles of History? I think not (though Epic Meal Time would be a lot of fun to be on … mostly …). Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd have finally delivered on one of the biggest and most popular fan suggestions of all […]

‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ Gets Certified Gold For Their ‘Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney’ Video


Maker Studios’ “Epic Rap Battles of History” is writing one for the history books by being the first YouTube channel to snag a Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Billboard reported that Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd’s song “Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney” has earned the distinction thanks to the video’s […]

Epic Rap Battles Hits 6 Million Subs, Releases Batsh*t Crazy ‘Thank You’ Video


It has become common practice among YouTube creators to release videos thanking their fans after they’ve hit a certain number of subs or views. Without their fans, popular YouTubers wouldn’t have successful careers, so why not give followers a little love? Well, Epic Rap Battle of History just hit 6 million subscribers and it is […]

From ‘Epic Rap Battles’ to Clown Elvis: How Sean Barrett Has Carved Out YouTube’s Oddest Career [INTERVIEW]


YouTube is like the ocean in that all the shit and trash of the world eventually ends up there. When you see an opening line like that, I bet you think some really negative stuff is going to follow, but you’re wrong. I love “Clownvis Time” — a new sort of online variety show hosted […]

‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ Launches Season 2 With Jenna Marbles Guest Appearance


  “Epic Rap Battles of History,” which hilariously pits historical figures against one another in a lyrical free-for-all confrontation, is coming out with six new episodes this season starting today. The first new upload imagines a “battle of the sexes” biblical matchup with EpicLLOYD taking the role of Adam and YouTube comedienne Jenna Marbles as […]

Vanilla Ice, Shontelle Set To Perform At 3rd Annual Streamy Awards


Rap icon Vanilla Ice and R&B star Shontelle are two of the many performers lined up for the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards. True to the Streamy Awards’ purpose of honoring excellence in online video programming, YouTube superstars Chester See, DeStorm Power, Mike Tompkins, and Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Alquist of “Epic Rap Battles of History” […]

‘Clerks’ Director Kevin Smith Joins Snoop Dogg, Robert De Niro at Maker Studios


The Maker stables have gotten a little fatter lately with the recent high profile addition of director-turned-star-podcaster, Kevin Smith. Smith, who ignited the slacker hearts of Generation X with his indie-film darling “Clerks,” is now a content creator for the powerhouse online studio responsible for such innovative web sensations as “Epic Rap Battles of History.” […]

Snoop Lion Drops In On Second Season of ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ [VIDEO]


What do Moses and Santa Claus have in common? Not much, unless you can count this viral clip featuring the two characters in a confrontational rap battle. Snoop Lion (or Snoop Dogg) makes an appearance as Moses in the season premiere of “Epic Rap Battles of History” on YouTube and dukes it out with Nice […]

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