| 30 March 2011|
Rap battle, comedy
| Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist|
"Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking" is a song and music video, performed by Zach Sherwin, Peter "NicePeter" Shukoff, and Lloyd "EpicLLOYD" Ahlquist. It is the 7th episode of the 1st season of the YouTube video series Epic Rap Battles of History. The video was released on 30 March 2011 on Shukoff's YouTube channel.
Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking Wikipedia
The video features 20th-century German-American theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (portrayed by Zach Sherwin) and English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (portrayed by NicePeter) facing off in a rap battle. American astronomer Carl Sagan (portrayed by EpicLLOYD) makes a brief cameo appearance.
As of May 2016, the video has received over 103 million views on YouTube.
On 20 November 2013, the song was certified Gold by the RIAA. ERB had become the first YouTube channel to do so with the certification of "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney" (S2 E08) as Gold in July 2013.
Since May 2013 RIAA certifications for digital singles include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads.