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Historic and pop culture figures in epic rap battles

Stalin vs. Rasputin? Adam vs. Eve? Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven? Meet the guys behind “Epic Rap Battles of History,” whose YouTube channel has exposed millions of fans – three-quarters of them males ages 13 to 34 — to freestyle rhetorical battles in a format born among rappers on the streets of New York City in the 1970s.

Read the full story by Dawn C. Chmielewski and see more photos, “Bieber vs. Beethoven; a new twist on battle rap

1 Comment

  1. May 12, 2015, 5:23 am

    I've always thought these videos were really unfunny. Kind of cringeworthy. But, whatever floats your boat.

    By: Brandon Huang

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