Epic Rap Battle is apparently continuing its attempts to top itself by bringing in funny guest stars to face off in a rap battle for the ages. Such is the case for the latest installment in the popular webseries, which features two famous people of historical, fictional or general pop culture significance facing off in each webisode in a rap battle of attempted epic proportions. Who would win if Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. faced off in a rap battle? Guest rappers Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele attempt to answer that question with this rap.
Key and Peele are familiar with spoofing historical figures and events in their Comedy Central sketch comedy series Key & Peele. In fact, the thought of one of them taking on the role of Marin Luther King, Jr. reminds me of the sketch they did last year, focusing on the guy that spoke after MLK Jr.. The comedy duo guest-starred in the latest webisode of Epic Rap Battles, with Key taking on the role of Gandhi, while Peele plays Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK forgiving Gandhi "so hard right now" is funny, but I think Gandhi's, "I am passively resisting the fact that you suck. I am celibate because I don't give a fuck" wins it. Key earns extra points for his facial expression when he said it. Nothing like ending a peaceful rap by hugging it out, I guess.
Key & Peele join webseries star Jenna Marbles and rapper Snoop Dogg among some of the recent guest stars to be featured in the series.
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