yMusic: Epic Rap Battle of History: Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates.

So, as a change (and since it's too late for night to look for something else), I'll dip into a webseries that I have been watching for a while: Epic Rap Battles of History. It's nerdcore that parody the living trash out of both historical and fictional beings, in typical obscene Internet style.

I'll be covering last week's episode:

Content warning: Has some language and sexual references at PG-13 levels.


The two creators of the show, NicePeter and EpicLloyd, get better with each episode. While Season One relies on hit-and-miss devices (don't ask fans about Captain Kirk), more innovation and liberty is taken.

First sign? Steve Jobs not waiting to be introduced before entering hard. To a great electronic beat. The beat's not as good as the one in the previous video (Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe).

But despite the average and not memorable beat, the rap battle is crafted and built on spit-fire lyrics filled with references, gestures, and even some dialogue. Dialogue in a rap battle. Which rhymes. And works.

Oh, and there's a surprise appearance from HAL 9000:

I'm not too impressed by HAL's verse (his faux-singing voice doesn't work with the dubstep shift), but the ones delivered by the main contenders demonstrate the duo's flexibility, and ability to stay fresh for seasons and seasons to come.

Oh, and my favorite line?

Bill Gates: Combine all your little toys and I'll still crash that/iPhone, iPad, iPwn, iSmack!


Maybe drag some ponies into the brawl?