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Johann Sebastian Bach

EpicLLOYD as Johann Sebastian Bach
Cameo information
Birth name Johann Sebastian Bach
Nickname(s) The Old Wig
The Original Father of Harmony
Born March 31, 1685
Eisenach, Germany
Died July 28, 1750 (aged 65)
Leipzig, Germany
Physical description
Hair White (formerly Brown)
Eyes Brown
Based on
Johann Sebastian Bach Based On.png
Appearance information
Appeared in Justin Bieber vs Beethoven
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
During Ludwig van Beethoven's first verse
EpicLLOYD's first verse
Location(s) Old buckled paper (Justin Bieber vs Beethoven)
An orange background (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD)

Johann Sebastian Bach made cameo appearances in Justin Bieber vs Beethoven and Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD. He was portrayed by EpicLLOYD on both occasions.

Information on the cameo

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 31st, 1685, in Eisenach, Germany. He was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organization, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas. His compositions are commonly revered for its artistic beauty and intellectual depth. After being exposed to Bach's music, Ludwig van Beethoven described him as the "Original Father of Harmony". Bach died at the age of 65 on July 28th, 1750, in Leipzig, Germany.

Appearances in the rap battles

Justin Bieber vs Beethoven:

Bach first appeared after Beethoven said the line, "Ask Bach: I've got more cock than Smith and Wesson!" At this point, Bach was holding his arms far apart to show how big Beethoven's phrase was, and appeared again after Beethoven said, "You wanna trade blows? You can't even hit puberty!" At this point, he put his fingers close together to show Justin Bieber's "manhood" representing that of a little child's.

Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:

Bach appeared next to EpicLLOYD during the line, "Then leak to YouTube your middle name is Alexis!"


  • Bach is the only Season 1 cameo to reappear in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD.
  • On multiple occasions, ERB has shared an image of Bach in a white bandana and necklace with the caption "2Bach", possibly hinting at him facing Tupac Shakur in a future battle.
    • During a Periscope livestream, EpicLLOYD said that they were strongly considering doing Bach vs Tupac in Season 3, but they ultimately decided against it.
    • However, Lloyd later mentioned in a Facebook livestream that he would love to bring back Bach in a future battle.[1]
  • In the ERB News video with Adam Smith, a suggestion for Bach against Macklemore was shown, with ERB having replied to the comment calling it "very creative".