ERB stands for Epic Rap Battles (of History). The idea is simple. Take two or more characters from history or fiction and let them rap against each other. Who wins? Who’s next? You decide! In this video creators took the antagonist from a far away galaxy and the bad guy from World War II and let them do some rap. Warning: Contains dark and twisted humor.

Darth Vader vs Hitler part 1 by Nice Peter

I feel old watching just by watching this video. I can’t believe it will be ten years since the first part of the rap battle between the leader of the Third Reich (Racist, war criminal, methamphetamine addict) and the Darth Vader (former EMO, doesn’t like sand, choke addict). If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you’ve missed interesting part of Youtube history.


Making of Darth Vader vs Hitler part 1 music video

The beginnings of ERB were modest, it can be seen in the video, which shows us what was happening behind the scenes at the time. Newer videos show huge audiovisual progress. Still, we don’t think this video should sink. It documents a small, slightly controversial piece from Youtube history.

Legal Download Darth Vader vs Hitler song

You can legally download the song at the link below. Enjoy and do not forget to support the artists.


Darth Vader vs Adolph Hitler video cast

In the role of Darth Vader: Nice Peter

In the role of Adolf Hitler: EpicLLOYD

Darth Vader vs Hitler video crew

Executive Producers of Vader vs Hitler: Peter Shukoff & Lloyd Ahlquist

Directing/Editing of music video: Dave McCary  – check his youtube channel:

Beat By: VandalizedProd [Title: Tides of War] – Check this website:

Man behind the camera: Jonathan Na

Author of costumes: Nikki Fancy On Everything

Helper: Mike Schroeder Carbonite

Special Effects by: Geoff Yano


Hitler vs Vader – part 2 by Epic Rap Battles of History

The second part of the rap battle between Darth Vader and Adolf Hitler is no longer published on the Nice Peter’s channel, but on the new ERB channel. Epic Rap Battles of History gained popularity between the two videos. The new brand therefore makes sense.

The video uploaded on March 8, 2011 illustrates the progress made by the author duo and the team around them.


Vader vs Hitler 2 – behind the scenes

Hitler vs Vader battle for a second time in this episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. Who won? You decide. Want to help ERB? Support us here:

Hitler vs Vader 2 download (legal) 

Cast of Darth Vader vs Adolph Hitler part 2 video is mostly same as in previous. New faces includes:

Stormtrooper: Morgan Christensen – Morgan’s youtube channel:

Bousch the Bounty Hunter: Verona Blue

Crew of Hitler vs Vader part 2 video

Executive Producers: Peter Shukoff & Lloyd Ahlquist

Written by: Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin aka MC Mr. Napkins & Greg Owen

Beat Produced by: Allrounda Productions Plus “Respiration of Robots” courtesy of APM

Music Audio mixed by: Rafael Serrano

Directed by: Dave McCary

Assistant Director: Patrick McIntyre

Visual effects & Compositing by: Sean Barrett

Edited by: Dave McCary & Nice Peter

Assistant Editor: Marc Chester

Director of Photography: Blake O’Neal & Arthur Hong

Music Supervisor: Dante Cimadamore

Art and Costumes by: Mary Gutfleisch & Natalia Fedner

Makeup and Hair: Ceciley Jenkins ‪‬

Playback: Dante Cimadamore

Produced by: Mickey Meyer for Maker Studios

Production Coordinator: Atul Singh P

roduction Assistants: Chris Miller & Jose Mendoza

Special thanks to ButterusFX for the kick ass frozen Hitler face!

ERB: Hitler vs Vader – part 3

The third and last Epic rap battle of history between Adolf Hitler and Darth Vader saw the light of day two years later, on December 8, 2013. This is the last (even in the words of the authors) battle between these two baddies.

Hitler vs Vader – part 3 song download

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Hitler vs Vader – part 3 video cast

Hitler vs Vader – part 3 video crew

In addition to the number of fans, the progress made by ERB in three years is also well illustrated by the number of people involved in making the video.

  • Executive Producers:
    • Peter Shukoff
    • Lloyd Ahlquist
  • Produced by:
    • Michelle Maloney for Maker Studios
  • Created by:
    • Peter Shukoff
    • Lloyd Ahlquist
  • Directed by: Jackson Adams
  • Written by:
    • Nice Peter
    • EpicLLOYD
    • Zach Sherwin
  • Staff Writer: Dante Cimadamore
  • Staff Writer: Mike Betette
  • Beat Produced by: 
  • Song Produced by:
    • Nice Peter
    • Jose “Choco” Reynoso Song
  • Mixed by: Jose “Choco” Reynoso
  • Edited by:
    • Nice Peter
    • Joseph Shahood
    • Andrew Sherman
  • VFX Compositor:
    • Andrew Sherman
  • Director of Photography:
    • Jon Na
  • Gaffer:
    • Arthur Hong
  • Grip:
    • Yev Beliliovsky
  • Music Supervisor & Playback:
    • Dante Cimadamore
  • Production Coordinator:
    • Atul Singh
  • Assistant Editor:
    • Marc Chester
  • Assistant Editor:
    • Ryan Moulton
  • Office PA:
    • Shaun Lewin
  • Assistant:
    • Jose Mendoza
  • Head Make Up:
    • Ashlyn Melancon
  • Prop Maker:
    • Morgan Christensen
  • Costumer:
    • Amanda Hosler
  • Costume Designer:
    • Sulai Lopez Department
  • Boba Fett Costume by:
    • Brian Neunhoffer
  • Art Director:
    • Andrew Bofinger
  • Leadman:
    • Eli Macias
  • On Set Dresser:
    • Remington Brimmer
  • ERB BTS by:
    • Logan Burdick
    • EpicLLOYD

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