J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin. Epic Rap Battles of History

  • Am 3 Mai 2016 veröffentlicht
  • J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin face off in this 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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    ▼ CAST ▼
    George R. R. Martin: EpicLLOYD
    J. R. R. Tolkien: Nice Peter
    John Bonham, John Paul Jones & Jimmy Page: Dante Cimadamore
    Human Warrior & Orc: Joey Greer
    Hodor: Ricky Mammone
    Jon Snow: Rudy Fermin
    Khaleesi: Ceciley Jenkins
    Elves: Sulai Lopez & Shaun Lewin
    ▼ CREW ▼
    Executive Producers:
    Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist
    Directed by:
    Nice Peter
    Mike Bettete
    Written by:
    EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Mike Bettete, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore and Samantha Kellie
    Senior Director of Studios:
    Michelle Maloney
    Production Coordinator:
    Shaun Lewin
    Song Produced by:
    Nice Peter & Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso
    Mixed by:
    Nice Peter and Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso
    Beat Produced by:
    Epistra Beats
    Video Editing by:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton and Nice Peter
    Assistant Editor:
    Josh Best
    VFX and Compositing:
    Andrew Sherman and Ryan Moulton
    Additional VFX:
    Javier Sánchez-Blanco Boyer
    Director of Photography:
    Jon Na
    Costume Designer/Art Director:
    Sulai Lopez
    Costuming Assistant:
    Catherine Charpentier
    Department Make Up Head:
    Tara Lang & Ashlyn McIntyre
    Make Up:
    Brittany White
    Asst. Make Up:
    Caitlyn Brisbin
    Art Department:
    Remmington Brimmer
    Andrew Kurchinski
    Kurt Schmidt
    Music Supervisor/Playback:
    Dante Cimadamore
    Yev Belilovskiy & Andy Chinn
    Production Assistant:
    Atoki Ileka & Edrei Hutson
    Matthew Ciampa
    Produced by:
    Atul Singh for Maker Studios
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KOMMENTARE • 107 608

  • GameLoversAnonymous
    GameLoversAnonymous Vor 2 Stunden


  • Michael Eliot
    Michael Eliot Vor Tag

    Damn, JRR spittin' FIRE! Holy shiza!

  • Deanaus Deese
    Deanaus Deese Vor Tag

    J. K. Rowling vs Ed Greenwood

  • Chairman Meow
    Chairman Meow Vor Tag

    david the gnome was fucking great though

  • Vynson Yap
    Vynson Yap Vor Tag

    ooh george martin wrote game of thrones oops shouldve known that my big sister and brother loves game of thrones jrr tolkien wrote lord of the rings ok i know why not jk rowling with harry potter or

  • Spart Articus
    Spart Articus Vor 2 Tage

    tolkian wrekt the fatso

  • Potato platoon
    Potato platoon Vor 2 Tage


  • Tyler Dice
    Tyler Dice Vor 2 Tage

    "Every time I battle its Return of the King" will forever be one of the biggest power lines in ERB

  • Sipu97
    Sipu97 Vor 2 Tage

    I like how Martin mentions Beauty and the Beast because he uses that trope in his books.

  • Malachi Stillettoe
    Malachi Stillettoe Vor 2 Tage

    J.R.R. Tolkien is obviously the winner


    Honestly, I love the C.S. Lewis line, but I honk it would've been so much cooler if C.S. Lewis would've shown up as back up. Not that Tolkien needed it, but it would have escalated this video from spectacular to legendary.

  • coolio games
    coolio games Vor 3 Tage +1

    "teabaggins my nuts!" instant win

  • Dem0
    Dem0 Vor 3 Tage

    I'm sorry but when Martin does that "yeah" at 0:35 just kills me

  • Maciej Januś
    Maciej Januś Vor 3 Tage

    Tolkien's lines were more meaningful and hit harder, but Martin's flow and visuals made him more entertaining. Kinda like their books.

  • Marcus Anark
    Marcus Anark Vor 3 Tage

    I knew it would mention the R.R. thing.

  • Melkhiordarkblade
    Melkhiordarkblade Vor 3 Tage

    Martin: Well I have incest.
    Turin and his sister: *Ahem*

  • Averon god of Fire
    Averon god of Fire Vor 4 Tage

    Yo Tolkien don’t talk about hacks okay😂🤣

  • Alexander Morton
    Alexander Morton Vor 4 Tage +13

    Tyrion: This is going to be epic!

    Gimli: May the best dwarf win!

  • EisenhowerRepublican

    "lift up my gut and tea Baggins my nuts"


  • Nervanian News Network [Triple N]

    GoT is better

  • Tiarnan Tyrrell
    Tiarnan Tyrrell Vor 4 Tage

    Tolkien obviously won #lotr

  • Garnik Medik
    Garnik Medik Vor 4 Tage +1

    Tolkien is the best🔥🔥🔥🔥🤙😎😎😎

  • Garnik Medik
    Garnik Medik Vor 4 Tage


  • anthony rowan
    anthony rowan Vor 4 Tage


  • Zachary Avila
    Zachary Avila Vor 5 Tage

    Pause the video 1:56 . Right when the flame moves closest to his pipe. Is it me, or does that bowl have a beautiful green color sitting in it..

  • lotem shabtai
    lotem shabtai Vor 5 Tage +1

    Tolkien won

  • Ryan Bailey
    Ryan Bailey Vor 5 Tage

    Can anyone explain the Led Zeppelin reference?

    • Gabriel TS Gardner
      Gabriel TS Gardner Vor 3 Tage

      Ramble on, The Battle of Evermore, Misty Mountain Hop all include references, direct or indirect to Tolkien's work, some songs even have the lines "The ringwraiths ride in black" and "Gollum, the evil one" "T’was in the darkest depth of Mordor"
      Plant was the biggest fan of Tolkien for sure, he named his own dog "Strider". Not sure about the other members, but Plants affinity for it influenced a lot of their work, including stairway to heaven.

  • Fabian Hartmann
    Fabian Hartmann Vor 5 Tage


  • ZentaurAutor
    ZentaurAutor Vor 5 Tage

    "We don't need the back story on every fucking tree branch"
    Oooooooohhh man you just got roasted!

  • Hasufel y Arod
    Hasufel y Arod Vor 6 Tage +1

    I wonder what the actual George R. R. Martin said of this.

  • Anarchistc Hero
    Anarchistc Hero Vor 6 Tage +2

    I love how tolkiens first reaction is like" seriously...? This is what I have to deal with today?"

  • Fredrick Bismark
    Fredrick Bismark Vor 6 Tage +26

    I love both but with prose like:

    “His hopeless challenge dauntless cried
    Fingolfin there: 'Come, open wide,
    dark king, your ghastly brazen doors!
    Come forth, whom earth and heaven abhors!
    Come forth, O monstrous craven lord,
    and fight with thine own hand and sword,
    thou wielder of hosts of banded thralls,
    thou tyrant leaguered with strong walls,
    thou foe of Gods and elvish race!
    I wait thee here. Come! Show thy face!”

    Martin has no chance.

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents Vor 5 Tage +3

      or this,

      “And far away, as Frodo put on the Ring and claimed it for his own, even in Sammath Naur the very heart of his realm, the Power in Barad-dûr was shaken, and the Tower trembled from its foundations to its proud and bitter crown. The Dark Lord was suddenly aware of him, and his Eye piercing all shadows looked across the plain to the door that he had made; and the magnitude of his own folly was revealed to him in a blinding flash, and all the devices of his enemies were at last laid bare. Then his wrath blazed in consuming flame, but his fear rose like a vast black smoke to choke him. For he knew his deadly peril and the thread upon which his doom now hung.

      From all his policies and webs of fear and treachery, from all his stratagems and wars his mind shook free; and throughout his realm a tremor ran, his slaves quailed, and his armies halted, and his captains suddenly steerless, bereft of will, wavered and despaired. For they were forgotten. The whole mind and purpose of the Power that wielded them was now bent with overwhelming force upon the Mountain. At his summons, wheeling with a rending cry, in a last desperate race there flew, faster than the winds, the Nazgûl, the Ringwraiths, and with a storm of wings they hurtled southwards to Mount Doom.”

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents Vor 5 Tage +3

      or this,

      “Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme
      of things not found within recorded time.
      It is not they that have forgot the Night,
      or bid us flee to organized delight,
      in lotus-isles of economic bliss
      forswearing souls to gain a Circe-kiss
      (and counterfeit at that, machine-produced,
      bogus seduction of the twice-seduced).
      Such isles they saw afar, and ones more fair,
      and those that hear them yet may yet beware.
      They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,
      and yet they would not in despair retreat,
      but oft to victory have tuned the lyre
      and kindled hearts with legendary fire,
      illuminating Now and dark Hath-been
      with light of suns as yet by no man seen.”

      -J.R.R. Tolkien, “Mythopoeia,” in Tree and Leaf (London: Unwin Hyman, 2nd Ed. 1988), 100.

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents Vor 5 Tage


  • Uri Mischener
    Uri Mischener Vor 7 Tage

    1:52 onwards it's just Tolkien swiping the floor with Martin (fan of both, but they went all out with that last reply)

  • Riko Saikawa
    Riko Saikawa Vor 7 Tage

    orc comes from anglo-saxon futhorc (runes) :D

    SPARTAN GHOST98 Vor 8 Tage +1

    Lord of the rings was better it never disappointed any one unlike game of thrones ain’t that right season 8

    • sweetl
      sweetl Vor 15 Stunden

      @SPARTAN GHOST98 what are you talking about? the guy who wrote lord of the rings books was died since 1973 lord of the rings move was made in 2001-2003 but george is still alive and still working on his books

      SPARTAN GHOST98 Vor 16 Stunden +1

      sweetl I knew that I’m just saying unlike grrm the other guy never decided to wait until the tv show or movies was finished

    • sweetl
      sweetl Vor 19 Stunden

      Idiot grrm write the books not season 8 season 8 is writen by d&d

  • Zachary Avila
    Zachary Avila Vor 8 Tage +1

    Are we not going to mention that dope ass flow at 1:39

  • Atomic Flores
    Atomic Flores Vor 8 Tage

    Tolkien won, but Martin was badass too.

  • yes no
    yes no Vor 8 Tage +1

    1:54 Is J.R.R. in George's nuts?

  • yes no
    yes no Vor 8 Tage +1

    Am I the only person who thinks that George won?

  • Charlsero Ribauw
    Charlsero Ribauw Vor 8 Tage

    Uncle drow vs michle jorden

  • Nightmarefuel Gamer
    Nightmarefuel Gamer Vor 8 Tage

    The best thing George R.R. Martin did in his pathetic life was die.I don't think that the incest in his books were fictional.I honestly hope his fat,child molester looking ass is rotting in hell, and the devil shoving every copy of that fucking SHIT he called a novel,up his fatass.And if weren't for Tolkien,his bitchass wouldn't have that genre to write in.Tolkien practically invented the fantasy genre. What genre did George invent? That's right,nothing!Just like Seinfeld was a show about nothing,Gays on Thrones is a show, based off a book, that's about absolutely nothing.The only thing that it's good for, is that you can wipe your ass with it.

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia Vor 8 Tage

    Got sucked the last season was the best it’s ever been

  • sascha aramburu
    sascha aramburu Vor 9 Tage

    wierd al vs bart baker

  • Juan Toledo
    Juan Toledo Vor 9 Tage

    Tolkien slayed

  • Yash Pawaskar
    Yash Pawaskar Vor 9 Tage +1

    Scorpion vs subzero

  • Felix Paul
    Felix Paul Vor 9 Tage

    who won: me: Peter Jackson

  • SuperHurra
    SuperHurra Vor 10 Tage

    Yeah, I think we all know who won the war.

  • Joey Misenti
    Joey Misenti Vor 10 Tage +37

    Ever notice Tolkien’s last words are references to his books like
    “You can’t reach this fellow” is the fellowship of the ring
    “Shit I’m too towering” is the two towers
    And most obvious is “every time I battle It’s returns of the king” which is well return of the king

    • Fil Gal
      Fil Gal Vor 3 Stunden

      A Trilogy.

    • Conner McClarren
      Conner McClarren Vor 5 Tage

      Please tell me you knew this when the video first came out and you are just now commenting about it

  • C. W. Johnson Jr
    C. W. Johnson Jr Vor 10 Tage

    Shaka kaSenzangakhona vs Red Cloud

  • Muted44
    Muted44 Vor 10 Tage +3

    In Tolkien’s first verse that was enough for me to say he already has an advantage

  • Gabriel Simard
    Gabriel Simard Vor 10 Tage

    OMG Tolkien just went Sauron on his ass

  • BlueSteel
    BlueSteel Vor 11 Tage +1

    Holy shit, I didn’t realize George R R Martin got outsold by a Twilight fanfic author lmao, how sad.

  • erik carp
    erik carp Vor 11 Tage

    Tolkien won easy

  • Lord Washington
    Lord Washington Vor 11 Tage

    Wait... this is history???????

  • God Almighty
    God Almighty Vor 11 Tage

    We all know who won

    *Led Zeppelin*

  • parKb5
    parKb5 Vor 11 Tage +5

    “I’m more rock and roll than you’ve ever been, don’t believe me, ask Led Zepplin.”
    To this day, George hasn’t recovered from that burn.

    • Fil Gal
      Fil Gal Vor 3 Stunden

      Ask Led Zeppelin.
      And the Rock goes on and on and on and on and on

  • Evan Offord
    Evan Offord Vor 12 Tage

    Great battle

  • Sarah Connor
    Sarah Connor Vor 12 Tage +1

    Dont know any of them but the fat guy one.

  • MKDumas1981
    MKDumas1981 Vor 12 Tage

    George Lucas VS. Gene Roddenberry.

  • Karl Ryan
    Karl Ryan Vor 14 Tage

    No Robert Jordan?