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Season 5 is the fifth season of Epic Rap Battles of History. It was confirmed by Nice Peter during a podcast. Pre-production began sometime after Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD returned from the ERB World Tour, and the crew started to plan out battles in or around late January 2016. The season consisted of twelve battles. It premiered on May 2nd, 2016 and concluded on January 9th, 2017. Click here for the Season 5 polls.

Rap Battles

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin (59) (Premiere)
  2. Gordon Ramsay vs Julia Child (60)
  3. Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson (61)
  4. James Bond vs Austin Powers (62)
  5. Bruce Banner vs Bruce Jenner (63)
  6. Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible (64)
  7. Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton (65)
  8. Ash Ketchum vs Charles Darwin (66)
  9. Wonder Woman vs Stevie Wonder (67)
  10. Tony Hawk vs Wayne Gretzky (68)
  11. Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston Churchill (69)
  12. Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2 (70) (Finale)

Cast and guests

Rappers

  1. Nice Peter (59, 61 (rapper and reused footage, cameo), 62, 63, 64 (rapper and reused footage, cameos), 65, 66, 67 (reused footage, cameo), 68, 69 (reused footage, cameos), 70)
  2. EpicLLOYD (59 (rapper and cameo), 60, 61 (reused footage, cameos), 62, 63, 64 (rapper and reused footage, cameos), 65, 66 (cameo), 68 (cameo), 69, 70)
  3. Mamrie Hart (60)
  4. J. B. Smoove (61)
  5. Ben Atha (62)
  6. NoShame (63)
  7. Mike O'Hearn (body actor) (63)
  8. Zach Sherwin (64, 68)
  9. Meghan Tonjes (64)
  10. Kimmy Gatewood (61 (reused footage, cameo), 65)
  11. Brian Walters (66)
  12. Lilly Singh (67 (rapper and cameos))
  13. T-Pain (67)
  14. Dan Bull (69)

Cameos

  1. Ceciley Jenkins (59, 60)
  2. Ricky Mammone (59)
  3. Rudy Fermin (59)
  4. Joey Greer (59)
  5. Sulai Lopez (59, 60, 62, 70)
  6. Shaun Lewin (59, 70)
  7. Dante Cimadamore (59, 60, 62, 66, 69 (body only), 70)
  8. Michelle Maloney (60)
  9. Layne Pavoggi (60)
  10. Yev Belilovskiy (60)
  11. Jay Houn (60)
  12. Pebbles (60)
  13. Felicia Folkes (60)
  14. Mike Betette (60, 64)
  15. Alphacat (reused footage) (61)
  16. Samantha Kellie (62)
  17. PewDiePie (reused footage) (64)
  18. Illjaz Jusufi (64)
  19. Burim Jusufi (64)
  20. Josh Best (65, 70)
  21. Mary Doodles (66)
  22. Javi Sánchez-Blanco (69, 70)
  23. Jose "Choco" Reynoso (70)
  24. Jon Na (70)
  25. Ryan Moulton (70)
  26. Andrew Sherman (70)
  27. Atul Singh (70)
  28. Matthew Schlissel (70)
  29. Brittany White (70)
  30. Ashlyn McIntyre (70)
  31. Morgan Christensen (70)
  32. Kyle Herman (70)

Trivia

  • This is the first season:
    • since Nice Peter's deal with Maker Studios (now Disney Digital).[1]
    • not to have a female vs female battle.
    • not to have a ERB News video.
    • the Mario Brothers did not appear in.
    • to have two superheroes in separate battles (Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Wonder Woman).
    • since Season 2 not to feature DeStorm Power.
    • since Season 1:
      • not to have a trailer.
      • not have a team battle.
      • not to feature Rhett & Link.
      • to have rappers portray themselves.
    • in which most battles give each rapper three verses. Most battles from each of the earlier seasons give each rapper only two verses.
    • to include the only battle released within a certain year.
    • not to have any backup rappers.
  • This season is tied with Season 4 for having the most female rappers, despite not having a female vs female battle.
  • This season has the most US Presidents as rappers, with a total of four, being Thomas Jefferson, Donald Trump, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
    • However, six Presidents appeared altogether, with Barack Obama and George Washington making cameo appearances.
    • If Ronald Reagan's appearance in Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton had not been scrapped, the total number of Presidential rappers would be five.
  • This is the last season to be produced by Maker Studios.

References

Seasons of Epic Rap Battles of History
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6
SEASON 1 SEASON 2 SEASON 3 SEASON 4 SEASON 5 SEASON 6