Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible. Epic Rap Battles of History

  • Published: 12 July 2016
  • Ivan the Terrible and Alexander the Great clash in this episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. Who won? You decide! [ERB Season 6 has begun in April 2019 - new videos out now] Download this song ►◄

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    ▼ CAST ▼
    Ivan the Terrible: Nice Peter

    Frederick the Great: EpicLLOYD

    Alexander the Great: Zach Sherwin
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    Catherine the Great: Meghan Tonjes

    Pompey the Great: Mike Betette

    Catherine Backup Dancers: Illjaz Jusufi, Burim Jusufi

    Special Thanks to Flipz Entertainment

    ▼ 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

    Senior Director of Studios:
    Michelle Maloney

    Production Coordinator:
    Shaun Lewin

    Song Produced by:
    Nice Peter

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

    Mastered by:
    Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso

    Music Supervisor:
    Dante Cimadamore

    Beat Produced by:
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    Hollywood Legend Productions
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    Video Editing by:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Nice Peter

    Assistant Editor:
    Josh Best

    VFX and Compositing:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Javi Sánchez-Blanco

    Catherine Palace Image By Aleks G (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    Costume Designer:
    Sulai Lopez

    Assistant Costume Designer:
    Chad Evett

    Costuming Assistant:
    Catherine Charpentier

    Department Make Up Head:
    Ashlyn McIntyre

    Make Up:
    Brittany White, Hanny Tjan, Leanne Mucci, Jordana David

    Art Department:
    Remington Brimmer, Mike Dombeck

    Director of Photography:
    Jon Na

    Kurt Schmidt

    Andrew Kurchinski

    Dante Cimadamore

    Andy Chinn

    Production Assistant:
    Atoki Ileka & Edrei Hutson

    Matthew Ciampa

    Produced by:
    Atul Singh for Maker Studios

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Comments • 185 850

  • Warren L
    Warren L  25 minutes back

    two of the greats the demises come from the things use on the daily

    • Ron Weasley
      Ron Weasley  3 hours back

      3,6 dkk views ... Not great, not terrible

      • Big Chungus
        Big Chungus  4 hours back

        Did somebody say Birthmarks ??

        • xXRenoXx PS4 Gameplay.
          xXRenoXx PS4 Gameplay.  5 hours back

          Saudi kings rap battle

          • nizcomix
            nizcomix  14 hours back

            someone explain the 'Smack you harder than you hit that bottle' part, please

            • Harley Gacha
              Harley Gacha  16 hours back


              • Arianna Benoit
                Arianna Benoit  19 hours back


                • Knights_Penguin Dwaguin
                  Knights_Penguin Dwaguin  20 hours back


                  • Good Boy - мобильные и компьютерные игры.

                    Наш Иван лучше всех! Our Ivan is the best!

                    • zura Zura
                      zura Zura  22 hours back

                      everybody dies in this vidio like in real life

                      • Aeron Delgado
                        Aeron Delgado  22 hours back

                        Anyone catch what Ivan did to the drink at 1:10

                        • GamerTag 64
                          GamerTag 64  23 hours back


                          • Quita Clark
                            Quita Clark  23 hours back

                            I was bored by this one.

                            • Seer-of-things
                              Seer-of-things  24 hours back

                              All the girl ones suck

                              • UM HOMEM E MEIO
                                UM HOMEM E MEIO  24 hours back

                                OOOOOOHHHH WHAT A HUMILIATING DEFEAT lol

                                • mackback319
                                  mackback319  1 days back

                                  What about me
                                  (JUST FUCKING DIES)

                                  • adoni isa
                                    adoni isa  1 days back

                                    nikola tesla won.

                                    • Interceptor810
                                      Interceptor810  2 days back

                                      Frederick the greats flow was my favorite

                                      • Agent Parker, Federal Bureau of Snowflake Control

                                        nobody won in this senseless rap bukake

                                        • Evil Mountain714
                                          Evil Mountain714  2 days back

                                          It is only now, 3 years later, that I’m realizing Catherine’s final line is “checkmate” because Ivan “died in the middle of a game of chess”

                                          I know they put days of thought into these battles but jesus.

                                          That or I’m just dumb.

                                          • Eric Cruciani
                                            Eric Cruciani  2 days back

                                            Someone who knows music, was Fredricks verse actually 12 bars? I have always wondered this

                                            • lawrence ing
                                              lawrence ing  2 days back

                                              alexander i may be biased

                                              • fraggle_dogg
                                                fraggle_dogg  2 days back

                                                Dexter Vs. Patrick Bateman (American psycho)..... Please please please.......

                                                • Jack Van Patten '26
                                                  Jack Van Patten '26  2 days back

                                                  Is this what purgatory is? Historical figures stay there to rap and everyone else goes to heaven/hell?

                                                  • Sharese Bell
                                                    Sharese Bell  2 days back

                                                    I choose alex

                                                    • Spitfire Bansheebender

                                                      Zach is simply amazing. He manages to piss me off in a creepy role (like Walt Disney), and make me as much happy in a jolly role (like Wayne Gretzky). That's the quality of an ideal actor!

                                                      • the dank dogo
                                                        the dank dogo  2 days back

                                                        Catherine the great won she killed someone and was still a great

                                                        • Harvey Buckley
                                                          Harvey Buckley  2 days back

                                                          Good green screen

                                                          • Ignitrum
                                                            Ignitrum  2 days back

                                                            I wish Frederick the great was saved for a different Rap Battle... I dunno Kaiser Wilhelm II.?

                                                            • Elena
                                                              Elena  2 days back

                                                              Frederick says . “I would pay a guy”
                                                              All I hear is “ I’m peeewdiepiiieee”

                                                              • Elena
                                                                Elena  2 days back

                                                                I did!

                                                              • Alanator
                                                                Alanator  2 days back

                                                                He must have seen him at 0:23 lol

                                                            • Tomi Antenna
                                                              Tomi Antenna  3 days back

                                                              TIL I am in love with Katherine the Great

                                                              • David B
                                                                David B  3 days back

                                                                0:23 to the left must be pewdiepie

                                                                • энджи т
                                                                  энджи т  3 days back

                                                                  На здоровье!

                                                                  • ghost2215
                                                                    ghost2215  3 days back

                                                                    The great won

                                                                    • LPGozzzi
                                                                      LPGozzzi  3 days back

                                                                      0:23 Is no one going to mention that Pewdiepie is on the left?

                                                                      • Aseel Al-Qaderi
                                                                        Aseel Al-Qaderi  3 days back

                                                                        This is sooo funny when you know the history behind it😅

                                                                        • Patrick Montes
                                                                          Patrick Montes  3 days back

                                                                          Look alive creme de le Kremlin arriving
                                                                          Try to serve Ivan
                                                                          No surviving


                                                                          • Topaz' Reality
                                                                            Topaz' Reality  3 days back

                                                                            > Where Peter the Great left off
                                                                            Yes, your incompetent husband who almost ruined the country, the man you de-throned and was never the Great.

                                                                            • Hermann Göring
                                                                              Hermann Göring  3 days back

                                                                              I keep repeating Fredericks part

                                                                              • GamerDominic
                                                                                GamerDominic  3 days back

                                                                                Verses in this song


                                                                                🔸Pompey the great

                                                                                • Sai Bej
                                                                                  Sai Bej  3 days back

                                                                                  These are so great

                                                                                  • Sai Bej
                                                                                    Sai Bej  1 days back

                                                                                    @Big Tony totally agree

                                                                                  • Big Tony
                                                                                    Big Tony  3 days back

                                                                                    They are epic

                                                                                • Jillian Maeve Butner
                                                                                  Jillian Maeve Butner  4 days back

                                                                                  I really really want a ringtone of Cathrine going "though I do keep them chomping at the bit" 3:41

                                                                                  • Anthony Gameplay
                                                                                    Anthony Gameplay  4 days back

                                                                                    Anyone notice PewDiePie at 0:24 on the left

                                                                                    • Unspeakable fan
                                                                                      Unspeakable fan  4 days back

                                                                                      I agree, frederick's flute solo right there was sick,i wish i knew what song it was.

                                                                                      • Spaceman JR
                                                                                        Spaceman JR  4 days back

                                                                                        Frederick's flute solo one the whole battle

                                                                                        • Tam Kaur
                                                                                          Tam Kaur  4 days back

                                                                                          Pompey won

                                                                                          • Edgy Theaterkid
                                                                                            Edgy Theaterkid  4 days back

                                                                                            Okay so I just felt in love with Zach, is Voltaire (😍) and Alexander the Great interpretations are spot on af

                                                                                            • Christopher Galan
                                                                                              Christopher Galan  4 days back

                                                                                              Teacher: Can anyone tell me about Frederick the Great?
                                                                                              Random Student: *plays the flute*
                                                                                              Many students: (chanting): Al Fritz
                                                                                              Me: *_He was Frederick the Great, out the gate, first servant of state. Oblique attack tactics weren't exactly straight. He had creative talents and battle malice, was hard as steel on the field, and a genteel in the palace!_*