Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers. Epic Rap Battles of History

  • Am 6 Jul 2015 veröffentlicht
  • Great Eastern and Western philosophers in a special six man episode of Epic Rap Battles Of History. Who won? You Decide! Want to help ERB? Support us here: patreon.com/erb
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    #epicrapbattles #nietzsche #confucius

    [Filmed on a Canon C500 camera, and Canon Compact Cinema Zoom Lens]
    ▼ CAST ▼
    Nietzsche: Nice Peter
    Socrates: EpicLLOYD
    Voltaire: Zach Sherwin
    Sun Tzu: Timothy DeLaGhetto
    Confucius: MC Jin
    Laozi: KRNFX
    ▼ CREW ▼
    Executive Producers:
    Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist
    Co-Executive Producer:
    Michelle Maloney
    Directed by:
    Nice Peter
    Mike Betette
    Atul Singh
    First Assistant Director:
    Carly Sturgeon
    Written by:
    EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin, Timothy DeLaGhetto, MC Jin & KRNFX
    Staff Writer:
    Dante Cimadamore
    Mike Betette
    Song Produced by:
    Nice Peter & Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso
    Mixed by:
    Nice Peter and Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso
    Beat Produced by:
    Video Editing by:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton and Nice Peter
    Director of Photography:
    Jon Na
    Costume Designer / Art Director:
    Sulai Lopez
    VFX and Compositing:
    Andrew Sherman and Ryan Moulton
    Dept. Head Make Up and Hair:
    Ashlyn Melancon
    Make Up Artist:
    Ruth Haney
    Make Up Artist:
    Perri Sorel
    Kurt Schmidt
    Music Supervisor/Playback:
    Dante Cimadamore
    Asst. Production Coordinator:
    Shaun Lewin
    Yev Belilovsky
    ▼ LINKS ▼
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  • ERB
    ERB  Vor 8 Monate +6528

    Season 6 is coming in Spring 2019. Do we need another 3 vs 3 matchup? Or 4 vs 4? If so what ideas do you have for a match like that?

    • Jo Man
      Jo Man Vor Monat

      bring back Sun Tzu (The Art of War) to battle against Kratos (God of War)

    • Abhishek Jani
      Abhishek Jani Vor Monat

      Dumbledore vs dr strange

    • Wyatt Kampfer
      Wyatt Kampfer Vor 2 Monate

      Rick and Morty vs Mr Peabody and sherman

    • FenierH
      FenierH Vor 2 Monate

      The A Team vs Charlie's Angels

    • Lock Jaw
      Lock Jaw Vor 2 Monate

      Who won

  • bbqweeji
    bbqweeji Vor 2 Stunden

    Zach fucking killed it

  • SEB1991SEB
    SEB1991SEB Vor 2 Stunden

    I think Sun Tzu sounded way too much like a modern American gangsta rapper, he should've sounded more Chinese. It would've been way better having him rap in a militaristic Chinese accent. Lao Tzu sounded the most genuine of the Eastern philosophers.

  • Jacandra Haser
    Jacandra Haser Vor 3 Stunden

    54100st like

  • anthony rowan
    anthony rowan Vor 14 Stunden

    The only one on the west team I'd give a win to is Socrates, but I'd give a win to all three in the east team.

  • Neil
    Neil Vor 14 Stunden

    *They didn't gave the name of the Philosophers in the Title because they couldn't spell NEISTCHE either.*

  • Manuel Andrés Espitia Ibañez

    “I’m way above you weak rookies, Confucius say you can all hold these fortune cookies”
    Jajajajajajajaja grande Confucius!!!

  • Kaijun Ding
    Kaijun Ding Vor 17 Stunden +1

    “These white boys getting burned cause guess what, now the Sun’s out” By far the best line from this video

  • callisto623
    callisto623 Vor Tag

    rewatching as a sophomore in college makes these videos make so much more sense LMAO

  • GD Honey
    GD Honey Vor Tag

    *M E N O T H I R D R E I C H Y*

  • Lucas dos Anjos
    Lucas dos Anjos Vor Tag

    Heraclitus of Ephesus (panta rhei) vs Bruce Lee (be water my friend)

  • Tyson ThomasW C
    Tyson ThomasW C Vor Tag

    Sun tzu's. Easily, the lord of war won.

  • Constellious
    Constellious Vor Tag

    I always laugh when Lao says 'Ill make you move bitch'

  • Stefan Leca
    Stefan Leca Vor Tag

    sunt tzu duh: I will run theey will hunt me in vain, I will hide thely be seaarcchuing!

  • Logan Jones
    Logan Jones Vor Tag

    I feel like Lao Tzu and Nietzsche got the short end of the stick here.

  • Yonder Moose
    Yonder Moose Vor Tag +4

    No one

    Literally no one

    No one in existence

    *let me be Frank*

  • Remember This Face?

    that moment when your eurasian...

  • PapaStal1n
    PapaStal1n Vor 2 Tage +2

    Is no one going to talk about the beat

  • Chairman Meow
    Chairman Meow Vor 2 Tage +1

    Confucius was the best by far

  • TrashDeviant
    TrashDeviant Vor 2 Tage +3

    "What is winning?"
    I mean, it was a pretty obvious joke but I laughed anyway.

  • Burning Dwarf
    Burning Dwarf Vor 3 Tage +3

    3:35 that smug smile on confucius' face, i love it

  • Slagsmal1
    Slagsmal1 Vor 3 Tage +2

    What is winning?
    I laughed a little ^^

  • Maf Bros
    Maf Bros Vor 3 Tage

    Should EpicLloyd and NicePeter be in ETN

  • Pratik Masulkar
    Pratik Masulkar Vor 4 Tage +2

    The Vedic philosopher decides the winner

  • LuckyDT
    LuckyDT Vor 4 Tage +1

    One of the greatest ever, IMO.
    That Voltaire line about “Franks” though...damn.

  • Atomic Flores
    Atomic Flores Vor 4 Tage +1

    No winner just yet. It was a tie.

  • Tsunami TM
    Tsunami TM Vor 4 Tage

    Lao Tzu and Voltaire won.

  • Hamana
    Hamana Vor 4 Tage

    Is it just me or every single person on the eastern philosophers side voices are crazy annoying

    • XeroWon
      XeroWon Vor 3 Tage +4

      Yeah it's just you

  • marcus yue
    marcus yue Vor 4 Tage +1

    But the history says Socrates is ugly XDDDDD

  • Trevor Crooks
    Trevor Crooks Vor 4 Tage +2

    I can see why peter and lloyd both love this battle so much.

  • imogen kone
    imogen kone Vor 5 Tage

    Ok. Quick question: who would you pit against Franz Kafka in a rap battle?

  • Atharv Karthik
    Atharv Karthik Vor 5 Tage

    This proves the power of the Asian

  • C. W. Johnson Jr
    C. W. Johnson Jr Vor 5 Tage

    Lucille Ball vs Betty White

  • Brandon Raynee
    Brandon Raynee Vor 5 Tage

    M E N O T H I R D R E I C H Y

  • Andrea Macciò
    Andrea Macciò Vor 5 Tage

    "You'll never hold a candle"..from traditional timing of kung-fu matches I guess...damn boys, there's always something to learn from ERBH

  • An Average Italian
    An Average Italian Vor 6 Tage

    Am I seriously the only one that noticed when Nietzsche spelled his name he said the C when he should have said the last E and viceversa?

  • Eric Ellis
    Eric Ellis Vor 6 Tage


  • Sean Walter
    Sean Walter Vor 6 Tage

    Sun Tzu in the background when the westerners start fighting with each other is the best part of this video. Remember that, America... divide and conquer is the real deal

    • crazypants88
      crazypants88 Vor 6 Tage

      Divide and conquer was the Roman military maxim though...

  • Noble Z
    Noble Z Vor 6 Tage

    How about The Phantom Thieves vs The Avengers?

  • Phlegethon
    Phlegethon Vor 7 Tage +1

    Yea speaking as a Chinese person, Confucious sucked as a philosopher and should've been banned.

  • Mr.Kawaii The Third
    Mr.Kawaii The Third Vor 7 Tage +5

    I like to think that these raps are canon in some weird alternate universe.

  • God Almighty
    God Almighty Vor 7 Tage

    Give me 6.9K likes now or I’ll steal your pet hamster

  • Romero Rebelde
    Romero Rebelde Vor 7 Tage +1

    This is probably my favorite video from these guys

  • Rhain Duncan
    Rhain Duncan Vor 7 Tage

    Voltaire definitely the best rapper tho

  • Rhain Duncan
    Rhain Duncan Vor 7 Tage +1

    1:20 that bar was straight fire

  • Lazy Bell
    Lazy Bell Vor 7 Tage +1

    1:54 - 2:04 we just gonna ignore this sick 🔥 😲

  • XxGalaxiaSaphireXOXO Gacha YT

    “Why don’t you tell your eyebrows they need to fit better on ur face”

    Oof tough roast XD

  • XxGalaxiaSaphireXOXO Gacha YT

    Wow they found brilliant famous rappers

  • Matthew Klepadlo
    Matthew Klepadlo Vor 7 Tage +4

    Confucius won.
    He rapped last!
    That’s how it goes… right?!

  • Zagreus Brigader
    Zagreus Brigader Vor 8 Tage

    Winner: Kierkegaard

  • Aditya Rathi
    Aditya Rathi Vor 8 Tage +1

    This was just stupid

  • SMG4
    SMG4 Vor 8 Tage

    I'm coming off the acropolis to stop some pandemonium.

  • Scott Hess
    Scott Hess Vor 8 Tage +1

    Sun Tzu's eyebrows don't fit on his face, and Confucius is wearing the to-go-box hat. These are the things which keep me up at night.

  • Randall Petroelje
    Randall Petroelje Vor 8 Tage +1

    A pimp slap symposium had me rolling, and sun tzu came back - the suns out 😄👍

  • Dr Squidopus
    Dr Squidopus Vor 9 Tage +1


    No explanation required

  • Paul Anthony
    Paul Anthony Vor 9 Tage

    Ok, so, who played everyone in this?

  • Kevin Hsieh
    Kevin Hsieh Vor 9 Tage


  • Monsicorn
    Monsicorn Vor 9 Tage

    I would like to honor The Corpse Reader for teaching me about Confucius

  • TravisBroski
    TravisBroski Vor 9 Tage +3

    “Why don’t you tell your eyebrows they need to fit better on your face?”
    Trust me, if you know what Confucius looks like, this line is amazing.

  • Bernadeth Aviles
    Bernadeth Aviles Vor 9 Tage

    Da Asians