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Write An Epic Rap Battle! The Complete Process

Learn everything you need to write your own epic rap battles & unleash your creativity. In this class, the Emmy-nominated duo behind Epic Rap Battles of History take you into their studio and teach you their complete creative process. Follow along as they write and record a brand new epic rap battle from start to finish, right in front of you.

$189.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (6h 21m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

Taught by

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Emmy nominated YouTube creators known for rap comedy series with 14+ million subs and 4+ billion views. Has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Weird Al, Key & Peele.
What you’ll learn
ERB’s unique song writing process from start to finish
Choosing a killer match up and picking the right beat to go along with it
Writing and recording as a team & bringing the best work out of your partner
Shaping your instrumental into a story and using the arrangement to guide verses
Using research and key terms to craft targeted lyrics and jokes
Allowing your audience to become your best collaborator
The Epic Rap Battle three level joke writing system
Rapping as a character
Using punch ups and rewrites to sharpen battle lyrics to their finest point
Grabbing your listeners attention from the very first sound
Giving and receiving notes without wanting to get into a fist fight with your friend Pete after. ..that's just an example of a name...this is not Lloyd typing.
Comping vocals to craft boient and coherent and character performances
Identifying and addressing trouble spots in songs
Recording exciting demos by prioritizing momentum  

Class Overview

Learn all of ERB's rap writing secrets
Epic Rap Battles Of History, or ERB, is one of the most well known YouTube series on the planet, racking up 14+ million subscribers and over 4 billion views. They’re two time Emmy nominated creators who have previously worked with stars such as T-Pain, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, Key & Peele, JB Smoove and Weird Al.  In this class, Lloyd and Peter (of ERB) take you into their studio and share with you their entire creative writing process from start to finish. Follow along as they write and record a new epic rap battle, starting with how they select and research characters, through to developing lyrics and verses, refining the song structure and recording a full audio demo. By the end of class, you'll learn everything you need to write your own epic rap battles.

Lessons (15)

Apply what you learn

Follow Epic Rap Battles of History’s proven process, step by step

In the class Peter and Lloyd break down their creative writing process into clear actionable steps. Follow along step by step and use the techniques to craft your own epic raps. By following their processes you’ll learn everything you need to craft viral hits like this:

Who’s this class for?
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You’re a fan of Epic Rap Battles Of History and are curious to watch their unfiltered writing and recording process from start to finish.

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You’re a songwriter, rapper, or creative person looking to write your own epic rap battle. Follow ERB's proven process step by step.

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You’re an experienced songwriter, producer, or music-maker looking to hone your craft by diving deep into ERB’s end-to-end songwriting and recording process, including their collaboration best practices.

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meet your instructor
Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB) is a much loved YouTube web series created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series pits notable historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format. The characters portrayed are determined by suggestions from viewers placed in the comments sections of the channel's videos. The ERB team conducts meticulous research in order to glean obscure details to use as references in the lyrics and are known for having pushed the quality of digital video to new heights even in the early stages of the YouTube era. Their channel Youtube.com/ERB, currently has 14.9 million subscribers and over 4 billion total video views. The two-time Emmy nominated series has earned over a dozen Gold Records and generates an unprecedented average of 30 million views per video. ERB has featured appearances from such hugely popular stars as Snoop Dogg, Weird Al Yankovic, T-Pain, Key & Peele, Lily Singh, JB Smoove, Rhett and Link, George Watsky and DeStorm Power.

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Frequently asked questions

$189.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (6h 21m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

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