J. R. R. Tolkien in the trenches of the Somme
Rap battle information
Appeared in J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin
Character(s) J. R. R. Tolkien
George R. R. Martin
Release date May 2, 2016
Times appeared 1
Based on
Somme Based On

The Somme is where J. R. R. Tolkien rapped during his second verse in J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin. It is also where George R. R. Martin made an appearance.

Information on the location

The Somme is a river located in Picardy, northern France. It is most notable for being the location of the Battle of the Somme, which involved British and French troops warring against German troops from July to November of 1916. The British engaged in the battle to pull away and weaken the German force in Verdun—another French city under attack by the Germans.

Appearance in the rap battle

Both J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin appeared here during their second verses. In his second verse, Martin dropped a twig, which transformed into a branch hanging over a trench in the Somme. Tolkien, wearing military gear, ducked under the tree and proceeded to rap.


  • This is the ninth location to be shared by all rappers during the battle.
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