Epic Rap Battles of History Review: 'Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde'

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The second installment of Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4 has been posted on YouTube. After "Ghostbuster vs. Mythbusters," the series continues with its trend of team vs. team rap battles.

This time, ill-fated romantic couples engage in a battle for verbal supremacy: "Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde." Series stars EpicLloyd and NicePeter play Clyde and Romeo, respectively.

Grace Helbig, known for her active Youtube vlogging, portrays Juliet, while Hannah Hart plays Bonnie.

With a massive-sounding beat and an abundance of humor, "Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde" stands as one of the series' best. The Epic Rap Battles have always been an amalgamation of music, culture, history and cinema.

And Lloyd's acting chops--in addition with his rap talent--are on display in this video. His lyrics aside, you truly believe that Lloyd is a belligerent criminal from the early 20th century.

He has a perpetual grimace on his face and makes sharp, demanding gestures throughout the video.

But the best line from the video comes from Helbig who, after referencing parts of her character's monologue from the end of Romeo and Juliet, says "and like the beat I drop."

Epic Rap Battles is known for its dark humor. They've made jokes about Christopher Reeve in "Goku vs.

Superman" and Steve Jobs' battle with pancreatic cancer in "Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs." But the latest video, featuring doomed romances, features no winners; both couples die in the fashion for which they are famous.

You can watch "Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde"here.