Gandhi Title Card
Keegan-Michael Key as Gandhi
Character information
Birth name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Nickname(s) Mahatma Gandhi
The Father of The Nation
The Enlightened One
Naked Fakir
Born October 2, 1869
Porbandar, India
Died January 30, 1948 (aged 78)
New Delhi, India
Physical description
Hair White (later bald)
Eyes Hazel
Based on
Gandhi Based On
Rap battle information
Appeared in Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Vs Martin Luther King, Jr.
Release date Feburuary 25, 2013
Official vote(s) 71% (Old poll from ERB Website)
Location(s) Gandhi's home
An Indian street
I fought the caste system, but you still cannot touch this!
— Gandhi

Gandhi battled Martin Luther King, Jr. in Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr. He was portrayed by Keegan-Michael Key.

Information on the rapper

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, or simply Gandhi, was born on October 2nd, 1869, in Porbandar, India. He was a lawyer, philosopher, spiritual leader, and activist during most of the 1940s. He is widely recognized as the driving force behind the struggle for Indian autonomy from the British Empire.

As Gandhi grew, he traveled to London to study law, after which he accepted a job in South Africa. During a train travel in South Africa, he was thrown out, on request of a white passenger, even though he had a first class ticket. He then decided he would not tolerate racial discrimination at the hands of white people. Gandhi returned to India and became heavily involved in India's freedom struggle against British rulers. He always followed non-violent methods of protests like fasts and marches. His most famous march was the "Salt March", or the "Dandi March", in which he protested against the British for making simple things, like salt, expensive.

Gandhi later launched the "Quit India" movement against the British, with India finally receiving independence from them on August 15th, 1947. Unfortunately, Gandhi was assassinated at the age of 78 less than six months later by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist, on January 30th, 1948, in New Delhi, India.


Verse 1:

You want to battle wits? See who's a better pacifist?

I fought the caste system, but you still cannot touch this!

Slumdog skillionaire; first name Messiah!

Raps so hot, I spit yoga fire!

Everything you preach, I said it first!

You should jot down these words, plagiarize my whole verse!

Leave your thoughts on the door like the real Martin Luther!

I'm not thinking you shall overcome this, Junior!

Verse 2:

You would know about bread, Dr. Birmingham sandwich!

Boycott those grits, sit in with some spinach!

With protests and women, the same advice goes:

Always stay away from the ho's!

Verse 3:

I am passively resisting the fact that you suck.

I am celibate because I don't give a fuck!

Scrapped lyrics

Boycott those carbs, sit-in on some spinach!


  • On April 8, 2019, the ERB Channel updated its banner to feature a picture of young Gandhi, along with fellow rappers Theodore Roosevelt, Mother Teresa and Che Guevara, as well as two historical figures who have yet to appear in an ERB: Charlie Chaplin and Hermann Rorschach.


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