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EpicLLOYD as himself
Character information
Birth name Lloyd Leonard Ahlquist
Nickname(s) EpicLLOYD
Born January 18, 1977 (age 47)
Staten Island, New York City
YouTube Channel EpicLLOYD
Kings of Influence
Physical description
Hair Dark brown (currently bald)
Eyes Hazel
Based on
Rap battle information
Appeared in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2
Vs Nice Peter
Release date November 18, 2011 (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD)
January 9, 2017 (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2)
Votes on website 42% (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD) (Old poll from ERB Website)
TBA (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2)
Location(s) Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:
An orange background
A mountain top
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2:
The ERB Studio
A black background
Gotham City
Menlo Park
The Albuquerque Desert
A techno stage
A magician's stage
A comic book store
Pablo Picasso's studio
Computer Command Prompt
A World War II battlefield
The Black Gate of Mordor
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD (on YouTube)
Cameo appearance

EpicLLOYD as himself
Cameo information
Appeared in Freddy Krueger vs Wolverine
Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa
During Wolverine's second verse
Mansa Musa's second verse
Location(s) Wolverine's bedroom
The National Enquirer
You're taller than I am, but you look up to me!

EpicLLOYD portrayed many characters in Epic Rap Battles of History. He battled Nice Peter in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD and Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2. He also made a brief cameo appearance as himself as Gandalf in partial makeup in Freddy Krueger vs Wolverine and as himself alongside with his wife Josie Ahlquist in Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa.

Information on the actor/rapper

Lloyd Leonard Ahlquist, better known as EpicLLOYD, was born on January 18th, 1977, in Staten Island, New York. Along with Nice Peter, he is the co-writer/creator of Epic Rap Battles of History and has been in the majority of the videos, but doesn't have a speaking part in all of them, often making brief cameo appearances.

Lloyd has his own series on YouTube called Dis Raps For Hire in which he takes requests from victims of bullying and harassment and then insults the bully. He also started the Hopefully It's Friday Vlog, uploading episodes every other week, however it is currently on an indefinite hiatus. He is one of the founding members of Mission IMPROVable, where he met Peter and got several cast and crew members for ERB: Zach Sherwin, Morgan Christensen, Pat McIntyre, Atul Singh, and Colin J. Sweeney. On July 11th, 2016, Lloyd released his first EP, titled Here.[1] On April 26th, 2017, Lloyd released his web series Epic Studios on his YouTube channel. The final episode of the web series, "Everything Sucks", was released on May 17, 2017.[2] He is currently married to Josie Ahlquist. As of November 19th, 2013, Lloyd has become a user on this Wiki. His account can be found here. His website can be found here.



Season 1:


Season 2:


Season 3:

  • Macho Man Randy Savage¹ ³
  • Jimmy Olsen²
  • Carl Sagan³
  • Mario¹ ³

Season 4:


Season 5:

  • Mikey Walsh¹
  • Ben Franklin¹ ³
  • Elvis Presley¹ ³
  • Clint Eastwood¹ ³
  • Thomas Edison¹ ³
  • Babe Ruth¹ ³
  • Joseph Stalin¹ ³
  • Mikhail Gorbachev¹ ³
  • Ash Williams¹
  • Bobby Orr

Season 6:

  • Himself as Gandalf¹
  • J. P. Morgan¹ ³
  • A poor person's foot in Heaven¹
  • Superman¹ ³
  • A Russian hacker

Season 7:


Bonus battles:




Flash in the Pan Hip Hop Conflicts of Nowadays:

Epic Rap Battles of Higher Education History:

  • College Dropout

Live performances:

ERB News:

Dis Raps For Hire:

  • Himself


  • Vinny Squiggliani
  • Alfred Hitchcock¹ ³
  • Michelangelo (Turtle)¹ ³
  • Walter White¹ ³
  • Superman¹ ³
  • William Wallace¹ ³
  • Clyde Barrow¹ ³
  • Hannibal Lecter¹ ³

¹ Denotes non-speaking part.

² Denotes voice only.

³ Archived/reused footage of former/upcoming battles.

¤ Denotes upcoming rap battle.

Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)

Freddy Krueger vs Wolverine:

Lloyd appears dressed as Gandalf in a photograph during Wolverine's second verse when he says the line, "I'll call you tomorrow morning if I need my toast buttered". This is a reference to the origins of the heroin joke.

Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa:

A picture of Lloyd with his wife, Josie, appears on the cover of the National Enquirer during Mansa Musa's second verse when he says, "David Pecker picked a pack of your peter pics!"


Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:

Verse 1:

This is one vid, kid, that you won't ever survive!

I'll beat you, dislike you, then unsubscribe!

You'll be good at rapping someday. I promise, bro,

But for now, just stick to editing that gay-ass Monday Show!

I'll slaughter your water color unicorns, eat 'em for breakfast,

Then leak to YouTube your middle name is Alexis!

I can tell you're scared just from the body language I'm reading.

You should start leaving. Look, your hairline's already retreating!

Nice Peter? Who's that? No one gives two shits!

Everyone knows your page is just the place the rap battles live!

Dude, you're really huge on YouTube. You got a great career,

But remember: you got famous off of my idea!

Verse 2:

You're taller than I am, but you look up to me:

The guy that got you your first job in comedy!

Verse 3:

You, a musician? (Ehh…) That's kinda stretching.

You wrote eighty-seven songs with the same chord progression!

Verse 4:

I'm gonna knock you right outta your little Superman socks.

You were nothing before you rode up on KassemG's jock!

Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2:

[Note: EpicLLOYD is in orange, while Nice Peter and Allrounda beats are in regular text.]


Hey, can you put that little, uh, thing back down in there?

No, no, no, the one below it.

You're just a little up in my face right now.

Oh, I'm sorry. Am I being annoying?

'Cause you said we'd be done at 10, and it's 4 in the morning.

Look, I don't know how to say this.

You know what, fuck it. Let me just fucking say it.

Verse 1:

Quit me then, you pussy! We'll see what happens!

I'll sit back and watch you unravel and revel in pure satisfaction!

I'm out of compassion for you and your self-righteous bullshit!

Erection jokes, dude? Your whole name means dick!

I'm sick of smoothing things out! The same routine!

ERB2 is right! I'm covering your ass behind the scenes,

And then I try to tell you things, but you're too stubborn to understand!

Like, "Dude, that is not a cool way to play Batman!"

You manipulate your friends, and then you throw them away!

I don't know who you shit on worse: myself or Dante?

But I'm not an entrée at one of your fancy restaurants,

So quit eating up my time picking one of your fancy fonts,

And make a fucking decision, so all these people can leave!

Excuse me for interrupting Rocket League and smoking weed!

They got places to be, and now they're looking at me!

Nice Diva is my new name for you, Nice Pete!

Verse 2:

Don't take this battle there, dude. You don't want that at all!

Let me guess: right now you're on two beers and a pill and a half of Adderall,

And that makes you obsessive, and then you fuck up all the fun,

So why don't you trust the editors and stop changing their shit after they're done?

During Nice Peter's third verse:

Aww, c'mon! Now what the fuck did I do?


Allrounda Beats. What?

Who the fuck left the tag in?



Thanks. Yeah.

Hey, Allrounda. Can you put the—

Yeah, and the little, uh, nice.

We cool, guys?

Verse 3:

I've fought with my wife and gone under the knife,

And I've taken years off of the back of my life!

Man, since right in the beginning we been fighting! No one's winning!

People would kill to do what we do for a living! Your bitching is keeping my wheels spinning!


That was weird. Yup.

I'm sorry about some of the things that I said.

I'm sorry about the way you played Batman.

I think I just need a break. Yeah, me too.

You wanna write a song? Yeah, dude!

Awards and nominations

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EpicLLOYD and Nice Peter attending the 2013 Streamy Awards

Awards and nominations for Lloyd Ahlquist
Year Award Show Category Result Recipient(s)
2013 3rd Streamy Awards Best Writing: Comedy Nominated Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist
Best Original Song Won Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates
1st YouTube Music Awards Video of the Year Nominated Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Artist of the Year Nominated Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahquist
2014 4th Streamy Awards
Best Collaboration Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, and Snoop Dogg
Best Writing Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
Best Music Video Won Goku vs Superman
2015 5th Streamy Awards
Best Collaboration Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Grace Helbig, and Hannah Hart
Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2016 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Nominated Epic Rap Battles of History
6th Streamy Awards
Best Collaboration Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Meghan Tonjes, Mike Betette, and Zach Sherwin
Best Writing Nominated EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2017 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Nominated Epic Rap Battles of History
2019 9th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin


  • Lloyd has been in the most battles and has portrayed the most characters in the ERB series to date.
  • As shown in the "EpicLLOYD's - Top 5 Favorite Epic Rap Battles of History." video, his 5 favourite battles in ascending order are Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney, Rasputin vs Stalin and Napoleon vs Napoleon.
  • He has a tattoo on his left arm, which occasionally is visible on his characters in the series.
  • Originally, there was a running gag during almost every one of the behind the scenes videos since Gandalf vs Dumbledore that he makes a joke asking the audience whether they want to buy some heroin.
    • The joke officially retired (or "died") in the Behind the Scenes for Rick Grimes vs Walter White.
      • Lloyd stated in a Kings of Influence podcast that he retired the heroin joke because he did not want to influence a young fan to believe the drug was safe or cool to take, and did not want to be responsible for the repercussions of such a scenario unfolding.[3]
  • Out of all the battles so far, he hasn't had a rapping role in nineteen of them.
  • He and Peter appeared in the Rhett & Link video "Epic Rap Battle of Manliness," making a cameo appearance as joggers.[4]
  • As revealed in the behind the scenes video for Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley, Lloyd says that he hates bananas.
  • He has rapped as more than one person in five battles.
  • In Dis Raps For Hire - Episode 7, he revealed that he started balding at age twenty-three.
  • As stated in an interview, Lloyd's favorite character to portray was Skrillex.[5] However, Nice Peter said during Season 3 that Al Capone was Lloyd's new favorite. Lloyd has more recently said that Adolf Hitler, Walter White and Clint Eastwood were some of his favorites as well, with Hitler being a guilty pleasure.
  • In an episode of Key & Peele, Lloyd made an appearance as a rap battle host.
  • Alongside Peter, Lloyd appeared in Annoying Orange's spoof of ERB called Epic Rap Battles of Kitchenry, where he portrayed "Biggie Fries" (a parody of Biggie Smalls) against the Annoying Orange character, Midget Apple (portrayed by Dane Boedigheimer, also known as Daneboe).
  • According to the Behind the Scenes for Michael Jordan vs Muhammad Ali, Lloyd will not touch a basketball, ever. In a podcast hosted by Peter, Lloyd explained that every time he played basketball, someone (often him) would get hurt.
  • Along with Peter, Alphacat, and other YouTubers, Lloyd met President Barack Obama in a meeting about the Health Care Act.
  • As stated in one of his Friday vlogs, he is 165 cm (5' 5").
  • Peter and Lloyd have both guest starred in What Does 2013 Say? and YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014.[6][7]
  • He and Peter have guest starred in the Fine Brothers' series, YouTubers React.
  • During the Off the Top event, he and Zach Sherwin were in the rap battle skit featuring Jeffrey Dahmer vs Bambi, Steven Spielberg vs Michael Bay, and Ben Franklin vs Doctor Octopus, with Lloyd as Bambi, Spielberg, and Franklin.
  • He has appeared in a segment on History Channel series Crossroads of History as a character named Lloyd, a "sing-talker" who sided against women's suffrage. In this, he makes reference to Eve, possibly as an homage to his role in Adam vs Eve.
  • He was featured as a cameo in Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart's movie, Dirty 30, in which he portrayed a homeless man.
  • He has portrayed every Republican presidential nominee from 2008 to 2016: John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump.
  • So far, all Marvel-related rappers have been portrayed by Lloyd in some form: Thor, Stan Lee, Deadpool, Bruce Banner, Wolverine, and Thanos.
  • He was mentioned by Winston Churchill and Ronald McDonald.
  • He is the third character to be mentioned directly before his battle, after Adolf Hitler and Muhammad Ali.
  • He was featured in editor Javi Sánchez-Blanco's YouTube video, titled "Cristiano Ronaldo vs Leo Messi - Spanish Rap Battle",[8] in which he portrayed Zinedine Zidane, the current manager of Ronaldo's team, Real Madrid C. F.
  • He and Timothy DeLaGhetto were featured in Rhyme Combinator’s YouTube video of a rap battle between Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the Central Bank, and Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin, in which he rapped as Hamilton.[9]
  • Along with Peter, he made a cameo appearance in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, as well as writing a rap battle for before the end credits.
  • He was featured in Dan Bull and Stupendium’s YouTube videos of a rap battle between Minecraft and LEGO in which he rapped as LEGO Steve in the Stupendium ending[10] and LEGO Herobrine in the Dan Bull ending.[11]


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