Friday, July 15, 2016

History Raps

Note: if you're sensitive to expletives/colorful languages, please, please don't watch the videos.




Psst, heard of Prussia? =P



Come to think of it, I'm not sure whether my History score would've been much better if I had stumbled across Epic Rap Battles of History's videos in college. We learned about the characters depicted in both videos and how they contributed to mostly Russian history.



The battle between Romney and Obama is my favorite so far - and it definitely assisted me to understand some elements from Public Law.

8 comments:

  1. I've only watched a few of these rap battles, and luckily I'm not addicted to them so far. They're very witty though, and the people who create them are truly talented ;)

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    1. You're really lucky, Sean. I won't say that I'm addicted to ERB, but I've been catching up on the videos from the previous 5 seasons, lol. The folks are definitely creative too - especially on the battle between Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass. =)

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  2. I'm more into singing...but Key of Awesome's parody of Adele's song is horrible, the video - so violent!

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    1. I'll definitely check the video out, suituapui. It sounds a little shocking to hear that someone would do such a horrible parody of a beautiful song (assuming that it's "Someone Like You", "Hello" or "When We Were Young"). =O

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  3. I've always admired rappers that have a bit of an intelligent discourse - it's like tongue twisting a philosophy text...?

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    1. It's exactly that, Yum List. ^^ Most of it are woven with historical facts (like the one I've posted above). There's another one that I didn't include that actually includes tongue-twisting the philosophical texts of Voltaire, Sun Tzu, Lao Tzu, Socrates and two more philosophers whose literary works I can't remember at the top of my head.

      What's best is that it's knowledgable too, especially the battle between Alexander the Great and Ivan the Terrible. *winks*

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  4. I tried watching (or rather, listening to) the first and third videos. Hmm... don't think I can wrap my head around this... style of teaching. :/

    So far I find the most effective way for me to learn ancient history is by watching documentaries and dramas, where men hacking at each other and explosions occur with reckless abandon. :/

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    1. I'm a visual person when it comes to learning about ancient history, but I can't quite remember the content of the documentary that us History students were watching on WWI. =/ I guess we all have different methods of learning, CL?

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