Frederick Douglass in front of Monticello
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson|
|Release date||May 30, 2016|
Monticello is where Thomas Jefferson rapped in Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson. It is also where Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Ben Franklin, Barack Obama, Thomas Edison, Clint Eastwood, Elvis Presley, and Hulk Hogan made their cameo appearances. Frederick Douglass partially rapped here as well.
Information on the location
Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, who began designing and building it at the age of 26 after inheriting land from his father. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres, with Jefferson using slaves for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets.
Appearance in the rap battle
This is the location where Thomas Jefferson rapped. Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Ben Franklin, Barack Obama, Thomas Edison, Clint Eastwood, Elvis Presley, and Hulk Hogan also made their cameo appearances here in Jefferson's first verse during the line, "Set up a little place called the United States; sound familiar?" In the background, a Ben Franklin bust can be seen. At one point, after flipping a nickel, Frederick Douglass' background would transition to the outside of the Monticello featured on the nickel, where Douglass rapped part of his first verse from the line, "You're a soft white Monticello Marshmallow" to "But now you're facing me, Freddy D!"
- This is the tenth location to be shared by all rappers during the battle.