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Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson. Epic Rap Battles of History - Season 5 -
Published: 8 months ago By: ERB

By: ERBPublished: 8 months ago

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▼ CAST ▼
Frederick Douglass: JB Smoove

Thomas Jefferson: Nice Peter

▼ CREW ▼
Executive Producers:
Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist

Directed by:
Nice Peter

Mike Betette

Written by:
EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Mike Betette, Zach Sherwin , Dante Cimadamore & Samantha Kellie

Senior Director of Studios:
Michelle Maloney

Production Coordinator:
Shaun Lewin

Song Produced by:
Nice Peter

Mixed by:
Nice Peter and Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso

Mastered by:
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 & Ryan Moulton

Director of Photography:
Jon Na

Costume Designer:
Sulai Lopez

Costuming Assistant:
Catherine Charpentier

Department Make Up Head:
Tara Lang Shah

Make Up:
Brittany White, Hanny Tjan & Angie Peek

Art Department:
Remington Brimmer

Kurt Schmidt

Andrew Kurchinski

Music Supervisor/Playback:
Dante Cimadamore

Andy Chinn

Production Assistant:
Atoki Ileka & Edrei Hutson

Matthew Ciampa

Produced by:
Atul Singh for Maker Studios


Nate Nance
'Nate Nance' 44 minutes ago
Jeffy for the win.
'TheYungPixel' 3 hours ago
Did anyone notice that at 1:06 the flipped coin changed face when it hit Fredrick's hand?
Disa Wika
'Disa Wika' 8 hours ago
Imagine hammy bein like
Disa Wika
'Disa Wika' 8 hours ago
Cabinet battle #4?
Rajiv Nair
'Rajiv Nair' 8 hours ago
You know; I honestly think, a good idea would be JFK vs Nixon. Both actually were in support of civil rights, but one got the notriety. Another one, I would like to see Harriet Tubman vs Andrew Jackson, that would be hilarious
NoelleGalaxy Girl
'NoelleGalaxy Girl' 11 hours ago
Freddy D Definitely won
Samuel Coker
'Samuel Coker' 11 hours ago
Freddy D
'Otaking77' 12 hours ago
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Hillary Clinton
'Hillary Clinton' 15 hours ago
Huh.. I thought Thomas Jefferson won, but 99% of the audience would disagree. Welp. I'm clearly missing something.
Melanie Ratliff
'Melanie Ratliff' 15 hours ago
Voldemort vs Count Olaf!!!!!!!!
Sam Manley
'Sam Manley' 16 hours ago
Alexander Hamilton, If you could do something wit him, that would be sooo dope
Marvel Life
'Marvel Life' 17 hours ago
Ana Lynne
'Ana Lynne' 1 day ago
I knew freadrick douglas was a good speaker, but he can rap even better.
TheJoker Rex
'TheJoker Rex' 1 day ago
Sparta Vs Dumbledor
moka lee
'moka lee' 1 day ago
also when he said are we cool i almost tried to punch him through my cell
moka lee
'moka lee' 1 day ago
DAMN FREDDY he won as soon as he said straight outta bondage
'Sydney' 1 day ago
hamilton seems good
Onetime String
'Onetime String' 1 day ago
Thomas jeffeferson vs king George
Farkastrian Vungar
What Fredrick Douglass said at the end was so disrespectful to America. He basically said he celebrates Dec 6 and not July 4. That's not the exact words, but they dong have to be to get the point across.
Farkastrian Vungar
Tess Manjarrez
'Tess Manjarrez' 2 days ago
They need to do a Hamilton v. [someone] but feature Lin Manuel Miranda as Hamilton
Noob Slayer
'Noob Slayer' 2 days ago
I stand proud saying this is my favourite
'Mateusz' 2 days ago
uber vs taxi
jocelyn Howells
'jocelyn Howells' 2 days ago
tomus Jefferson won the epic rap battle
Mikael Lewis
'Mikael Lewis' 2 days ago
do flash vs bolt
Ryan Greco
'Ryan Greco' 2 days ago
Somewhere in the universe I hope FD is smiling after this
xbrucediamondx 8
'xbrucediamondx 8' 2 days ago
tell king George to eat a fat dick haha
'Mr.Mystery' 2 days ago
im not into america,they started war just because they was jealous of china (or japan..) for like being the one in the lead so yeah
this all started because of 1 state and that is America :P
anybody agrees then say Hell fucking yeah
btw erb,i love your rap battles,please reply :3
'DosagePosage' 2 days ago
I would've loved to see Thomas Gallaudet vs Alexander Graham Bell
'KintaroRage' 3 days ago
Fredrick - Best roast in ERB history
Mr. Voidlocke
'Mr. Voidlocke' 3 days ago
I told King George he could eat a fat dick.
'EuHistory' 3 days ago
"you let freedom ring, but never picked up the phone"
R.I.P thomas jefferson
Jinxi Jones
'Jinxi Jones' 3 days ago
Indiana Jones vs Nathan Drake
(Interrupted by Lara Croft)
Alexander Hamilton vs Anakin Skywalker
(The reason for this battle is because their childhoods are both very incredible. Both started with nothing but did incredible things and both made it to a better place and did great things there as well.)
Rey ??? Vs Jyn Erso
Nic Cage vs Samuel L Jackson
(Interrupted by Arnold Shwartznager)
Smosh vs Rhett and Link
(Played by themselves if possible)
Beatrice Prior vs Katniss Everdeen
Mario and Sonic vs Red and Link
Hawkeye vs Green Arrow
The Flash vs Quicksilver
Justice League vs Avengers
Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler 4
Legolas and Gimili vs Fili and Kili
Bulbasaur vs Charmander vs Squirtle
Kim Kardashian vs Sojourner Truth
Michelle Obama vs Melania Trump
Greg Heffley vs Nate Wright
Queen Isabella II vs King George III
Elmo vs Barney
Rick and Morty vs Doc Brown and Marty McFly
Jack Sparrow vs Hondo Ohnacka
(Interrupted by Edward Kenway)
Galileo vs Alexander Graham Bell
Daedalus vs Leonardo De Vinci
Rico Rodriguez vs Ajay Ghale
Glenn Rhee and Abraham Ford vs Negan
Daryl Dixon vs Jesse Pinkman
Steve Harvey vs Phil McGraw
Salva Düt Ariik vs Harriet Tubman
Peach vs Zelda
Ron Weasley vs Samwise Gamgee
Bilbo Baggins vs Jon Snow
Rubeus Hagrid vs Argus Filch
Peter Griffin vs Homer Simpson
Sir Lancelot vs Joan of Ark
Percy Jackson vs Harry Potter
(Interrupted by Luke Skywalker and Frodo Baggins)
Rick Riordan vs J.K. Rowling
(Interrupted by George Lucas and J.R.R. Tolkien)
Scorpion or Sub-Zero vs Ryu
Pheidippides vs Paul Revere
Daryl Dixon vs Sacageweia

(Pls like this comment so it stays at the top and I can keep adding new ideas when I think of them)
Serious Show
'Serious Show' 3 days ago
Why not v. Alexander Hamilton
Serious Show
'Serious Show' 3 days ago
DId anyone notice the homage to N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton
Brainy motherfucker here to diss you - Crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube
Ofer Amdur
'Ofer Amdur' 3 days ago
Thomas Jefferson totally won
Chiitra Jones
'Chiitra Jones' 3 days ago
Solymar Jackson
'Solymar Jackson' 3 days ago
I think i want Ronald Reagan Vs. JFK because they both got shot.
Mo Shaabazz
'Mo Shaabazz' 3 days ago
JB is the man in this erb
'feliusMaternal' 3 days ago
i like the cabinet battles better
Ezekiel Urquiza
'Ezekiel Urquiza' 3 days ago
fd won
'poMocnyMichal' 3 days ago
Ok, did they really think that Dindu Nuffin Douglass can beat Jefferson? Geez...
Chelsea Franceschini
Just got the wordplay on "oh Frederick, I've never heard a verse I DUG LESS" lol
'CeciliaOfSweden' 3 days ago
A short while before this video was posted I listened to 2 of Douglas' books. Great stuff! So I was happy to see they made a rap battle with him in it
Grace Mumford
'Grace Mumford' 4 days ago
I'd love to see a battle with Mount Rushmore vs some other group, but I can't think of who.
'Jadensvideos' 4 days ago
Very Halloween vibe to the Frederick Douglass part because it sounds very Louisiana like, which is of course, the most haunted state.
Narwhal Wizard
'Narwhal Wizard' 4 days ago
Kenarl Sander vs Wendy's!!!!
'Bronzewarrior' 4 days ago
I prefer how Hamilton roasted him better in cabinet battle # 1.
'NAVEMAN3' 4 days ago
I considered this a tie since the 2 don't exactly hate each other.
Josh Keator
'Josh Keator' 4 days ago
lol i live in monticello, ny
Epicezz 2005
'Epicezz 2005' 4 days ago
I like Douglass
FanGirlsRUs Seriously
Fredrick Douglass totally won that!!
David A.Arellano
'David A.Arellano' 4 days ago
A rap battle with JFK would be perfect
'randalthor394' 4 days ago
Peter is really a very good actor, and he has some fantastic subtleties here. Try to freeze frame his expression after Frederick says, "you finished?" It's the perfect mixture of surprise and condescension, like "Did you just show me impertinence?" Then all those times he wants to frustratingly interrupt Frederick, because he's used to not giving a black man his say, and then realizes just in time, "Oh wait, this is a rap battle, those are the rules..."
'unglemungle' 4 days ago
Jason Zhang
'Jason Zhang' 4 days ago
I have a problem with the line I haven't read the three books you wrote about YOU. Thomas Jefferson died when Frederick was about 6.
'andrew' 5 days ago
Thomas definitely won that.
Jung Jaehyuck
'Jung Jaehyuck' 5 days ago
This was probably the weakest battle of Season 5.
'Moomaster21' 5 days ago
I did a report on Frederick Douglass
David Murphy
'David Murphy' 5 days ago
Fredrick Douglas
Nicholas Weldon
'Nicholas Weldon' 5 days ago
I don't care how much hate I'll get from this however, from the battle standpoint Jefferson won, on pretty much every level. He dissed the hell out of Douglass and made himself larger in the battle. While Douglass' constant bringing up of Jefferson owning Slaves is a valid slash on his résumé, he wasn't the only great person in World History, even American History that at some point owned slaves. So when Douglass' only argument is "fuck you man, you owned slaves!!" he losses the battle by a wide margin
Cameron “Cagedlion” Brown
I see an obvious bias towards Frederick in this.
'LittleMissVlogs' 5 days ago
"SO WHAT'D I MISS?" I hope someone gets me lol 😂
Luis Correa
'Luis Correa' 5 days ago
and same voice
Luis Correa
'Luis Correa' 5 days ago
in the beginning fedrick Douglas looks like my teacher
'piotrekchr3' 5 days ago
i think Frederick Douglass won it

that beat rocks
'It's Jhorn!' 5 days ago
Lucifer Morningstar vs Sebastian Michaelis

'Cultureghost' 5 days ago
Redux version

Thomas Jefferson: I essentially created the strongest nation on earth

Frederick Douglas: Youre racist

Thomas: I apologize

Frederick: Youre still racist
trigger larson
'trigger larson' 5 days ago
HAHAHAHA !! I spit out my drink @ 59 seconds lol ; AWESOME ERB !
Susan M
'Susan M' 5 days ago
Calhoun vs Jackson
elianamora0904 mora
Taylor swift vs Katy Perry
Mia yasss
'Mia yasss' 6 days ago
Martin Luther King Jr vs Malcolm X
Leandro Tomas Cuadra
Can you guys reshoot this with Daveed Diggs playing Jefferson, as it should be?
Doctor X
'Doctor X' 6 days ago
Meh, sort of disappointed that this battle was so one-sided against Thomas Jefferson. Frederick Douglass did call him out on things, but instead of Thomas Jefferson trying to rebuttal, he just conceded and gave Douglass the win. He then tried to defend himself without anymore disses. Probably one of the worst battles of Season 5 for this reason, as Thomas Jefferson had some REALLY good lines in the beginning, but because for some reason, the writers made Jefferson concede after Douglass' first go. I think this matchup kinda sucks anyways, because Thomas Jefferson was born in a time when slavery was as normal as being expected to go to school. Bringing up race and slavery just can't make sense because slavery wasn't ever REALLY thought to be bad compared to whenever Douglass was alive.
Gino Garzolini
'Gino Garzolini' 6 days ago
Entertaining AND enlightening. Good job professor Erb
Marty Eastwood
'Marty Eastwood' 6 days ago
George Reeves Vs Christopher Reeve!!!
'SPUTNIK.' 6 days ago
Malcom X VS. Nelson Mandela
Big Bad Grizzly
'Big Bad Grizzly' 6 days ago
Christopher Hitchens vs Ken Ham
Cool Killer
'Cool Killer' 6 days ago
Barney VS Elmo! I need to see it...
Radical Richie
'Radical Richie' 6 days ago
In season 6 do Anakin Skywalker vs Winter Soldier. Both were good at a time, both have robot arms, both worked for the enemy but at the end turned good and helped the good  guys.
'R.E L.V' 7 days ago
Hamilton vs. Lincoln
The Sammy Owl
'The Sammy Owl' 7 days ago
I'll give to the 3rd prezi
Šimon Malík
'Šimon Malík' 7 days ago
Saw this one like 100 times and still cant get enough
Joseph Stalin
'Joseph Stalin' 1 week ago
I know I'm dumb but I just got the Revolution/swivel chair line
Allen Walker
'Allen Walker' 1 week ago
Silly question but what is the name of the style of background music that plays when Fredrick Douglass does his part?
Der Kaiser
'Der Kaiser' 1 week ago
Thomas Jefferson was too apologetic, a rap battle is a battle, not a "oh I'm sorry I had slaves"
Alexis Moore
'Alexis Moore' 1 week ago
"You let freedom ring, but didn't pick up the phone!" That line was absolute fire
Teddy Sassen
'Teddy Sassen' 1 week ago
Hmmmm, Thomas Jefferson looks a lot like George Washington... Coincidence? I think not
Kebab Remover 9000
Thomas Jefferson: 3rd president, secretary of state, ambassador to France.

Frederick Douglass: he raycis tho
Rhys Matthews
'Rhys Matthews' 1 week ago
So I'm British. I kinda know who Thomas Jefferson s, I knew he had been a U.S President. But I never heard of Frederick Douglass until this rap battle. :/
ChristOneJazz IV
'ChristOneJazz IV' 1 week ago
2:03 "This ain't Louisiana, I ain't buyin' it." I just GOT that. Louisiana purchase'n all. WELL played ERB...well played.
King Skull-Crusher
The makeup is really good.
KyleStyle The Cliff Master
they need to make one with crocodile hunter and the snake john something can't remember his name
Rustin H
'Rustin H' 1 week ago
Look folks, Im a right-winger, But lets be honest. Its not personal bias from the scripters opinion. If they made a real rap battle between the two, This is quite likely what would be said. The only retarded part is Jefferson saying "We cool" ?
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