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Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4. -
Published: 2 years ago By: ERB

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▼ 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


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Davis Doherty
'Davis Doherty' 15 minutes ago
do ancient Athens vs ancient Sparta
Yo Blogs
'Yo Blogs' 1 hour ago
Hitler vs the queen of england
'itzzeki' 1 hour ago
commentator won with "What is winning"
Collin Myers
'Collin Myers' 2 hours ago
The Eastern Philosopher's second verse is straight SAVAGE 🔥💯🔥💯😲😲
Андрей Шабалин
Do Lev Tolstoy (Лев Толстой) vs William Shakespeare
Out of all of them, Sun Tzu won
Dennis .Brame
'Dennis .Brame' 9 hours ago
I prefer how the Eastern Philosophers rapped, but Western had better lines.
Will Jaskiewicz
'Will Jaskiewicz' 9 hours ago
Chucky vs eviline from resident evil 7
'MrFortunate' 12 hours ago
I've been reading the comments and damn. This is the first non-toxic chat I've ever seen. Like, even people that would usually be toxic and shit in chat are being serious and thanking people for like correcting them on their history and stuff. Thanks for this series, ERB.
Sara Angel
'Sara Angel' 13 hours ago
this is by far my favorite ERB! Great lyrics
Guillaume Lemire
'Guillaume Lemire' 13 hours ago

That Lao Tzu dab on the top-left, though...
Subscriber Bot - Small Package
Lets enjoy the beat for this erb :)
Angel Dodson
'Angel Dodson' 20 hours ago
Die Hard
'Die Hard' 1 day ago
just remember... the east philosphers invented the most used weapon today... gunpowder
'PapaStalin1944' 1 day ago
Where the hell is my boy Marx?
Jay Son
'Jay Son' 1 day ago
For some reason I thought this would actually highlight their philosophies in a clever manner. Instead this is just bad rap with a gimmick
Empress Sloth
'Empress Sloth' 2 days ago
Matthew Tan
'Matthew Tan' 2 days ago
west wins!!!!!! (not kanye)
'Karvingaming' 2 days ago
For those don't know what SARS is, it was a very easily transmitted disease back in 2002 that greatly affects your respiratory system, making you drown to death in your own blood.
Caitlin Foster
'Caitlin Foster' 2 days ago
since starting philosophy this semester, i love r-ewatching and catching references i hadn't noticed before.
Federico Grae
'Federico Grae' 2 days ago
1:11 best part XD
'android927' 2 days ago
How about ancient philosophers vs enlightenment philosophers? Kant, Mill, and Bentham vs Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates.
Franz Liszt
'Franz Liszt' 2 days ago
"let me be frank, don't start beef with the Frank, who hangs with B. Franks, giving ladies beef franks"
Andyy Ofwgkta
'Andyy Ofwgkta' 2 days ago
Confucius Won
yogesh thakur
'yogesh thakur' 2 days ago
If Buddha would have stepped in, none would have a chance
But some consider Buddha a God
'mmm6325' 2 days ago
I like how at 2:46 Nietzsche turns dramatically when he hears that Voltaire lost his shit as well lol
MineDon 8
'MineDon 8' 2 days ago
Day beat boxing doe
austin novak
'austin novak' 2 days ago
chinese win
ryo sensey jr.
'ryo sensey jr.' 2 days ago
sorry but confusius win
3d ghost Verson
'3d ghost Verson' 2 days ago
Genius vs traditional old genius
Tuleyp Demirci
'Tuleyp Demirci' 2 days ago
by the way Lau tsu explained Advanced physics (Yin and Yang, invincible action wu wei) and Quantum state (Jing energy) in natural language :D

and some real understanding about multiverse :D
(Tao de ching / B.C. 600)
'Lwazi_NK47' 2 days ago
"Let me be frank
Don't start beef with the frank
who hangs with B.Franks
giving ladies beef franks!"

Best part XD
Girom Christian Calica
"Oh you don't wanna stand in the path of Lao Tzu today, I'll make you MOVE BITCH, GET OUT THE WAY"

My brain shat itself inside out
'Kryojenix' 2 days ago
This was the most Epic of the Epic Rap Battles [thus far]...
'Sirdavitian' 2 days ago
hahahah What is winning? ahhahaha
Cam Vahdati
'Cam Vahdati' 2 days ago
Ash Williams (evil dead) vs Buffy (vampire slayer)
Flash (Barry Allen) vs Usain Bolt
Front But
'Front But' 2 days ago
Confucius won that easy pz
Tim Cunningham
'Tim Cunningham' 2 days ago
Qin Shi Huangdi (first emperor of China) + Mao Zedong. PLEASE. I'M
Mohammad Abdul Farooqi
"Yo where in the traditions is it written that two grown men should fight like squabbling chickens" Confucius was the best!
Jason Miller
'Jason Miller' 2 days ago
Lao tsu was so underrepresented in this battle...
We are Empty Without Brain
Machiavelli Vs Robert Greene
Drake Nicholas
'Drake Nicholas' 3 days ago
Sorry but I can't imagine Confucius ever cursing.
Andrew Baker
'Andrew Baker' 3 days ago
Lao Tzu didn't get enough lines...
Plamen Antonov
'Plamen Antonov' 3 days ago
East wins
Sabra Sabranise
'Sabra Sabranise' 3 days ago
Sacré bleu? It's Sacrebleu!
XSushi_ Masta1
'XSushi_ Masta1' 3 days ago
In terms of teams eastern philosophers won no doubt but confusious owned everyone
Isaac C
'Isaac C' 3 days ago
1:42 thats where the song starts.
Thìn Nguyễn
'Thìn Nguyễn' 3 days ago
sun tzu so damn cool
Jade Cook
'Jade Cook' 4 days ago
The Fine Bros should have also showed this to Ice Cube and the other guy too. not the other crappy ones
Jordahn Belnavis
'Jordahn Belnavis' 4 days ago
It all Starts at 2:58
Eugene. L
'Eugene. L' 4 days ago
Who else noticed Sun Tzu in the background when the western philosophers started to go against each other?
Gonzalo Pranks
'Gonzalo Pranks' 4 days ago
Gonzalo Pranks Vs Romanatwood
yoga2man yoga1man
'yoga2man yoga1man' 4 days ago
the term ''philosophy'' is greek word and greek invention. evne by that hands down socrates wins.
'Premus101' 4 days ago
Don't know why when the dude went "QUIEEEET!!" I burst out laughing everytime!
Richard Bernaldo
'Richard Bernaldo' 4 days ago
Brian regain vs fluffy
Richard Bernaldo
'Richard Bernaldo' 4 days ago
Plato vs Aristotle
Richard Bernaldo
'Richard Bernaldo' 4 days ago
19s vs the 2000s
Я Лс
'Я Лс' 4 days ago
"What is winning". The irony
'MattChanka' 4 days ago
Son of a bitch, this Nietzsche dude just appeared on my spelling bee, I fucking lost. BY ONE POINT.
Howard Roan
'Howard Roan' 4 days ago
I must have watch this one 50-100+ times it's my favourite rap that they've ever done
Denver Oakley
'Denver Oakley' 4 days ago
What is winning? XD
Saketh Sarvepalli
'Saketh Sarvepalli' 4 days ago
This need Indian and Japanese philosophers too
Tartarus did 9/11
'Tartarus did 9/11' 5 days ago
I've watched this at least 35-40 times. Fucking genius references
Я Лс
'Я Лс' 5 days ago
Karl marx vs Friedriech inglish
'gadadada' 5 days ago
I like this battle the most. thumbs up to Jin.
Exploding Bullets
'Exploding Bullets' 5 days ago
I'm dangerous like a Hemlock sip put a sandal on the door cause you can suck suck dick best line ever 😂😂😂😂
Mohamed Maxamed
'Mohamed Maxamed' 5 days ago
the other one sounds like snoop dog XD
Yousouf Moumin
'Yousouf Moumin' 5 days ago
When the rap looks like it's over, there should be someone coming to smack sense in all of their asses
Denise Usagi
'Denise Usagi' 5 days ago
From now on I will refer to Nietzsche as "the flyest nihilist" in any future conversation (philosophy student here) :D
'AlphaBlaze22' 5 days ago
Sean Andrei Antonio
"Tsunderes are not BITCHES, they're MISUNDERSTOOD."

- Confucius
Julia Mariano
'Julia Mariano' 6 days ago
timmy turner vs johnny neutron
'k2d10tode11' 6 days ago
this just shows how and maybe why philiosophers dont agree on anything!
'Icedude00' 6 days ago
"I'll end any motherfucker like like my name in a spelling bee."
-Best line ever
Raul Lopez
'Raul Lopez' 6 days ago
you should do a rap battle with psychologist like Sigmund Frued lol
Munkhbayar Boldbat
Rap battle goes to east. But the philosophy went to west some hundred years ago.
Elliot Camp
'Elliot Camp' 6 days ago
The Chinese people won
Pierre Odendaal
'Pierre Odendaal' 6 days ago
First I supported the Western
Then the Eastern
Then neither
'Skeefus' 7 days ago
I've watched this many times and I've never noticed the neck tattoo on Confucius at 3:19 until now.
mokka paiyaan
'mokka paiyaan' 7 days ago
flow wise eastern philosophers are winning
aja crook
'aja crook' 7 days ago
The Eastern Philosophers won
Juli Nikoci
'Juli Nikoci' 1 week ago
the triforce charmander
Shel (from portal) vs Gordon freeman (from half life) in sign language
pheonix challenges
Kyle Kener
'Kyle Kener' 1 week ago
They should do the western philosophers versus the artists the tmn turtles were named after.
Jimmy Galanos
'Jimmy Galanos' 1 week ago
"Hang a sandal on the door, cause you can suck Soc's dick" Savage af!
Quantum Physics
'Quantum Physics' 1 week ago
3:35 Confucius is holding his laugh. :D
Cool Dave
'Cool Dave' 1 week ago
laozi's daoism joke was amazing
'I'm Mexican' 1 week ago
I think I'm the only one still watching this
this man
'this man's sky' 1 week ago
Machiavelli should've rapped against sun tzu.
Sammy Lahik
'Sammy Lahik' 1 week ago
@ERB make a part 2
Ninja Nick47
'Ninja Nick47' 1 week ago
erb must get so much money with 10s of millions of views per video. that's more than pewdiepie
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