As far as YouTube channels go, few have reached the levels of popularity that Epic Rap Battles of History has. They have written some amazing and memorable rap battles over the last couple years such as Beethoven vs. Justin Bieber, Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler, and Dr. Seuss vs. William Shakespeare.
Although their most recent season of raps has ended with Stan Lee vs. Jim Henson, they recently released a brand new battle for the holidays, pitting two of the biggest franchise fan-favorites against each other: Deadpool and Boba Fett.
You can check out the rap battle here (Warning- contains adult language):
While NicePeter and EpicLloyd, the two friends behind the Epic Rap Battles, have become known for their devotion to research and talent for rap-writing, they've definitely hit a new high in this video.
When portraying Deadpool, there is an obvious checklist of things you have to do. You have to break the fourth wall, show off your katana skills, make a lot of references, and make an immature joke or two (or three or four). EpicLloyd hit all of the points on the list, and then some. Just take Deadpool's signature method of speaking directly to the camera, or his quick costume change into Elvis Presley. There is no doubt that they played Deadpool perfectly. If you need more proof of how well they nailed Deadpool, here is the trailer for the upcoming movie.
Similarly, NicePeter did excellent work in manipulating his voice to mimic the Mandalorian bounty hunter. When saying things like "you're no good to me dead", it's hard not to have instant flashbacks to The Empire Strikes Back, with Fett saying the same lines to Vader.
The script writing for the rap battle was also excellent. Everything you can think to pick on with both characters was immediately exploited in hilarious dialogue-duels. Deadpool made sure to single out Fett's lack of lines and his unfortunate fate with the Sarlaac, and Fett retaliated by bringing up Deadpool's similarity to his DC counterpart Deathstroke.
The choreography of the dance moves is thanks to two other talented YouTubers, Ivan "Flipz" Velez and Robert Hoffman, who perform all the stunt work under the suits. With the mixture of the dancing, the dialogue, and the characters themselves, this is definitely one of the better rap battles that ERB has ever done.