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Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson. Epic Rap Battles of History - Season 5 -
Published: 10 months ago By: ERB

By: ERBPublished: 10 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


mackenzie artland
'mackenzie artland' 2 hours ago
Alexander Hamilton vs. 21st century politicians
logan davis
'logan davis' 4 hours ago
Frederick Douglass
Robin Nielsen
'Robin Nielsen' 10 hours ago
deadpool vs deadshot????
Kevin Murry
'Kevin Murry' 11 hours ago
This has got to be one the best battles lyrically and historically accurate. Good one.
Kevin Murry
'Kevin Murry' 11 hours ago
"...I ain't denying your fame, I'm just saying they need to put an asterisk next to your name." Extra points for the J.B. Smoove appearance.
'TwilightPrince64' 12 hours ago
Is that supposed to be Frederick's house in the background?
Elijah Valcourt
'Elijah Valcourt' 16 hours ago
Tbh before i learned about this i didnt get any of the references now i know all of them.
Joaquin Haces-Garcia
'Joaquin Haces-Garcia' 21 hours ago
Frederick Douglass
Hannah XX
'Hannah XX' 21 hours ago
Lin Manuel Miranda VS Alexander Hamilton!
'Ms1251978' 22 hours ago
It's really not right to blame Thomas Jefferson for the slave trade. Keep in mind he specifically addressed the evils of the slave trade in the Declaration of Independence. The unfortunate thing is, it had to pass unanimously. You know, like Benjamin Franklin said, "We must hang together or else we're all going to hang separately." The delegates from Georgia and South Carolina would not ratify it until those words were taken out of the final draft. Jefferson refused to budge. But the rest of the declaration committee (Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston) ganged up on Jefferson so the denouncement of slavery was removed and the document could pass.
Eren Yeager
'Eren Yeager' 1 day ago
Spike Spiegel vs McCree.
vortigan _22
'vortigan _22' 1 day ago
Fredrick Douglas he won no doubt
Jocelyn Rieker
'Jocelyn Rieker' 1 day ago
Daniel Lee
'Daniel Lee' 1 day ago
Neil Armstrong vs. Wallace(Wallace and Gromit)
Laguce Gothsong
'Laguce Gothsong' 1 day ago
Nigga lost.
Rhys Chant
'Rhys Chant' 1 day ago
Alexander Hamilton vs Aaron Burr

Alexander Hamilton vs Mike Pence
'MegaGhostStriker' 1 day ago
Thomas won
CrybabyFan 206
'CrybabyFan 206' 1 day ago
I think Frederick won. I mean c'mon, he taught himself to read after Sophia Auld taught him the basics!
1 plus 1 = 2 -Thomas Douglass
Joshway B
'Joshway B' 2 days ago
Mariah Reynolds v. Monica Lewinsky
Dracsila Buchanan
'Dracsila Buchanan' 2 days ago
Fredrick dongles
Mike Smith
'Mike Smith' 2 days ago
Without July 4, 1776 December 6, 1865 would have never happened.
Insert Name here
'Insert Name here' 2 days ago
Jefferson:Daddy this guy's bothering me.

Britain: hahaha ok son
Sly Cooper
'Sly Cooper' 2 days ago
Jefferson Won
Jesse Santillan
'Jesse Santillan' 2 days ago
I always like the beats for the videos
Alyssa N.
'Alyssa N.' 2 days ago
Fredrick Douglass won
J Zoolander
'J Zoolander' 2 days ago
Nobody talks about the white Irish slaves that were treated worse that the African slaves, because they cost less.

African Americans talk about early race mixing as if it was a white owner raping his slave women...... while this did happen the majority of race mixing was when the slave owner would force black men on white Irish women. So they could create a black child, which was worth more on the salve market than white slaves. Look it up people.
Astro Star
'Astro Star' 3 days ago
Fredrick Douglas one
Mohammed Tanjid
'Mohammed Tanjid' 3 days ago
Joseph Pulitzer vs William Randolf Hearst
Theodore Fisher
'Theodore Fisher' 3 days ago
'ThatShinyGreninja' 3 days ago
Frederick just came, dissed, left.
GamerBoy Devin
'GamerBoy Devin' 3 days ago
Those eye brows though
Jocelyn Rieker
'Jocelyn Rieker' 3 days ago
I love that Thomas was from Virginia,my state ,recognizing Virginia for our founding fathers finally!!!!!!!
Jocelyn Rieker
'Jocelyn Rieker' 3 days ago
I'm sorry this shoulda been James Madison it would of been funnier
RobMonster123 the Minecrafter
Marilyn Monroe, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Clint Eastwood, Hulk Hogan, Elvis Presley, Obama. Who is the guy in the white shirt and hat?
DE Kinglord
'DE Kinglord' 3 days ago
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amy mo
'amy mo' 4 days ago
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Lila the Cat
'Lila the Cat' 4 days ago
In my opinion I think Frederick Douglass won I despise Jefferson >:(
Trevor Alicea
'Trevor Alicea' 4 days ago
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Trevor Alicea
'Trevor Alicea' 4 days ago
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'TheMPerro' 4 days ago
1:07 that coin flip animation tho
Pikachu Coconut
'Pikachu Coconut' 4 days ago
These History One's Are The Best!!
'toris' 5 days ago
im laughing because he wasnt a part of the revolution
Beautiful Girl
'Beautiful Girl' 5 days ago
and we the people stopped meaning we the people who are white Fredrick Dougless Got Thomas Jefferson There Damn😱
Beautiful Girl
'Beautiful Girl' 5 days ago
you let freedom ring but never picked up the phone
Beautiful Girl
'Beautiful Girl' 5 days ago
i never worked for your ass but i'll kick it for free
Beautiful Girl
'Beautiful Girl' 5 days ago
straight out of bondage the brainy motherfucker here to diss you big hair big nuts big issues
Duncan J. Nightlock
This is all about calling a white man a racist again. You fucking idiots need to grow up.
Shadow Serpent
'Shadow Serpent' 5 days ago
(Bill Nye & Neil Degrasse Tyson) vs (Sean Hannity and Bill O' riley) or Trump vs the CIA! No, wait Trump vs Angela Merkel!!!

Or keep it tame and have the Queen's Battle:
Michelle Obama

I'm sure Ellen or Rupaul will try and weigh in.
Sonia Cilento
'Sonia Cilento' 5 days ago
hamilton needs to rap against someone
Otaku Warrior // CHP
cabinet battle #3 looks cool.
Mark Drennan
'Mark Drennan' 5 days ago
My god, I was about to comment this was so on point, and I saw the very top comment said the same thing. I swear, I didn't read that before thinking it. Great, great beat.
A. Martín G. Jiménez
Delicious White Tears
m dlr
'm dlr' 5 days ago
pls do Hamilton vs burr
Eleni :3
'Eleni :3' 5 days ago
Alexander Hamilton vs Paul Revere
'burger1018' 6 days ago
Fun fact: Everyone on Mount Rushmore has rap battled.
KLG is Dope
'KLG is Dope' 6 days ago
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Xenomorph Mgtow
'Xenomorph Mgtow' 6 days ago
Fredrick wins
samuel young
'samuel young' 6 days ago
the only thing you could have done better ERB was have Prince EA in the background nodding his head in agreement with Fredrick Douglas
Janelle Northcut
'Janelle Northcut' 6 days ago
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Terezi Pyrope
'Terezi Pyrope' 6 days ago
to be fair Jefferson merely set freedom in motion.
Spencer Schultz
'Spencer Schultz' 6 days ago
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Pedakoptr with NTShd and Praeter
True fact: Thomas Jefferson was actually against slavery, along with George Washington, and most other Founding Fathers.
gross dovid
'gross dovid' 6 days ago
make an important historical rap battle about the struggle of African-Americans...

make the white guy go first.
'ZOMB135LAY3R' 7 days ago
Can someone explain Frederick's last bar in his 2nd verse, about him telling Jefferson someone should put an asterisk next to his name? What did he mean by that and what was his point?
Alexis Grander
'Alexis Grander' 7 days ago
"Thomas that was a real nice declaration."
Robert Frederick
'Robert Frederick' 7 days ago
'ProfWulfenstein' 1 week ago
Thomas had the best point yet "The Fuck you do?" Honestly how many people know more about Thomas Jefferson than Frederick Douglass. I liked Douglass, but seriously nowhere near as important as any president.

Another thing, the white guilt trip was lame. All great countries and civilizations started with slavery in their early years, barring none. So, yeah terrible, but it had to happen.
Colin Welch
'Colin Welch' 1 week ago
Jefferson owned slaves, that is much worse than just being racist guys.
Stanoje Zlatanovic
This battle in a nutshell:
TJ: Disses Douglass and talks about his accomplishments.
FD: You're racist.
TJ: Yes, I'm sorry, forgive me.
FD: You're still racist.
Hondo Dude
'Hondo Dude' 1 week ago
Straight outta compton ? XD 0:57
'SnipingFlute' 1 week ago
General Patton vs. General Grievous.
Европейский Чудаки
but in all seriousness, federick douglass is a great guy. You should meet him. Trump did.
NASA Ship 7
'NASA Ship 7' 1 week ago
Jefferson definitely won.
Reid Davis
'Reid Davis' 1 week ago
amelia nelson
'amelia nelson' 1 week ago
aaron burr and alexander hamilton!!!!!!!!!!
Brad Schaefer
'Brad Schaefer' 1 week ago
See this ERB would've been better if they literally just let Jefferson have a 2nd verse that wasn't a fucking apology
'megaemerald3321' 1 week ago
Thomas, that was a real nice declarations, welcome to the present were running a real nation
Mayonnaise hair
'Mayonnaise hair' 1 week ago
June Nevod
'June Nevod' 1 week ago
Jefferson won lol....
Liam Clarke
'Liam Clarke' 1 week ago
i only watch these videos when I poop, have a great day everyone.
Mikhael Isaac
'Mikhael Isaac' 1 week ago
blues brothers vs the doobie bros
'Coffeebean1985' 1 week ago
that's fucking amazing
Marcus Wellman
'Marcus Wellman' 1 week ago
What the hell is falling behind Tom at 0:19
Blake King
'Blake King' 1 week ago
Jefferson win
Stephanie Wang
'Stephanie Wang' 1 week ago
Freddy D. Won
Annette Conner
'Annette Conner' 1 week ago
sojourner truth vs Abigail Adams
Rob Farmer
'Rob Farmer' 1 week ago
Douglass Killed.
Gabriel Hodges
'Gabriel Hodges' 1 week ago
Fredrick Douglas won
Maria Jesus Ayala
'Maria Jesus Ayala' 1 week ago
"You watched my people sweat while you sat doen and played cello"
i play cello -_-
but yeah thomas won
Mediocre CupSeries
Freddy Douglass...Jesus Christ this man pissed.
kayson elijah
'kayson elijah' 1 week ago
danm Fredrick
'IamCmD' 1 week ago
i miss erb before they became politically correct
'Maxord' 1 week ago
They should give Thomas Jefferson a second try and cast Daveed Diggs.
lord yuki gaming
'lord yuki gaming' 1 week ago
Mason Petersonn
'Mason Petersonn' 1 week ago
I wonder who in ERB thought it was right to give Thomas Jefferson eyebrows as big as a squirrels tail
'321gman' 1 week ago
Fredie D. "You Finished?"
That won it for me right there.
Liam Rust
'Liam Rust' 2 weeks ago
"You let freedom ring, but never picked up the phone" This is gold.
'jgonascar' 2 weeks ago
Alexander Hamilton vs George W. Bush
King Patch
'King Patch' 2 weeks ago
great lyrics from freddy d
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