Top 5 Epic Rap Battles of History of 2014

Who wouldn't want to listen to historical and cultural figures boast like rap emcees? EpicLloyd and Nice Peter share this notion, and they released an impressive lineup of Epic Rap Battles this year: all of which showed their aptitude for music and theater.

There's no such thing as a bad Epic Rap Battle of History, but some will always be better than others. So what are the best Epic Rap Battles of 2014? Let's have a look.

5. Goku vs. Superman

This is a question that has been burning in the minds of comic book fans for decades: Who would win, Goku or Superman?

Firstly, this video features a somewhat faithful live action version of Goku--something that not even Hollywood has accomplished (looking at you, Dragon Ball Evolution).

In terms of lyrical content, this video has tons of great puns. Superman boasts that he's "killin' it" while Goku is "Krillin it." Goku counters by saying that nobody wants to hear about a "superhero scared of green rocks."

It's a great lampoon of two beloved comic book icons, and it succeeds where mainstream cinema failed. What else could you want?

4. Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde

A battle of doomed romance, Romeo and Juliet faced Bonnie and Clyde in the second installment of ERB Season 4.

There is a two-word phrase in this video that gives it a spot on this list: "Oh Nomeo." Juliet screams this when she discovers Romeo, played by Nice Peter, dead from ingesting poison.

Bonnie and Clyde's reaction is comedically unruffled. But their victory is short lived, as a barrage of bullets quickly sends them to their demise. If you like dark humor, this installment is the one for you.

3. Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Weird Al is in this episode as Sir Isaac Newton. But if that isn't enough to merit this video being on the list, Chali 2na appears as Neil DeGrasse Tyson--putting it over the top.

2. Ninja Turtles vs. Renaissance Artists

The Epic Rap Battles managed to upstage Dragon Ball Evolution. And, in Ninja Turtles vs. Renaissance Artists, they manage to upstage Michael Bay. The Turtles in the ERB video look better than the ones in Bay's blockbuster film.

In addition, Youtube legends Smosh make guest appearances as Raphael and Michelangelo--the Renaissance artists.

1. Zeus vs. Thor

This installment is the perfect synergy of everything that makes the Epic Rap Battles so appealing. It has creative visuals and puns that make you laugh for days.

Stay Norse, people.