Hitler and Vader Kick Off Third Season of ‘Epic Rap Battles’
“Epic Rap Battles of History” returns to the smallest-screen today with the premiere of “Hitler vs. Darth Vader 3.” The new upload marks the third time Adolf has slugged it out with the Sith Lord, as well as the debut of the third season of ERB.
New rap battles will launch every other Monday starting today and running through December 16, 2013. The series continues to be one of YouTube’s most popular parody acts, gaining over 1.4 billion total views across more than 7.3 million subscribers. The series also received a Gold single from RIAA for the upload “Barack Obama vs, Mitt Romney,” which was viewed over 73 million times. In short: ERB is winning the internet.
The series was created by YouTube creator Peter Shukoff (Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (EpicLLOYD) who perform in the majority of uploads. However, ERB has seen a handful of guest rappers including fellow YouTuber Jenna N. Mourey (Jenna Marbles) and superstar-rapper (and Maker Studios talent) Snoop Dogg, or Snoop Lion, or whatever he is going by these days.