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Einstein vs Stephen Hawking -Epic Rap Battles of History

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking -Epic Rap Battles of History

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
Battle information
Release date March 30, 2011
Number 7
Views 115,000,000+ (as of January 6)
Length 2:36
Previous Justin Bieber vs Beethoven
Next Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny
Other information
Actors Zach Sherwin
Nice Peter
Rappers Albert Einstein in BattleStephen Hawking in Battle
Cameo(s) Carl Sagan

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking is the seventh installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the seventh episode of Season 1. It features the German theoretical physicist and father of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein, rapping against disabled British theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking. It was released on March 30th, 2011.


Zach Sherwin as Albert Einstein

Nice Peter as Stephen Hawking

EpicLLOYD as Carl Sagan (cameo)


Albert Einstein:

When I apply my battle theory, minds are relatively blown,

So take a seat, Steve. Oop! I see you brought your own.

What's with your voice? I can't frickin' tell!

You sound like WALL-E having sex with a Speak & Spell!

I'll school you anywhere: MIT to Oxford!

All your fans will be like, "Um, that was Hawk-ward!"

I'm as dope as two rappers! You better be scared,

'Cause that means Albert E equals MC squared!

Stephen Hawking:

You've got no idea what you're messin' with here, boy!

I got 12-inch rims on my chair. That's how I roll, y'all!

You look like someone glued a mustache on a troll doll!

I'll be stretching out the rhyme, like gravity stretches time,

When you try to put your little p-brane against this kind of mind!

I’m the best! I'm the Snoop Dogg of science!

I'll be dropping mad apples on your head from the shoulders of giants!

Albert Einstein:

I'm the giant whose shoulders you’d have stood on, if you could stand!

I'll give you a brief history of pain with the back of my hand!

You can't destroy matter or me, for serious!

Ripping holes in you bigger than the hole in your black hole theory was!

Stephen Hawking:

There are ten million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million particles in the universe that we can observe.

Your mama took the ugly ones and put them into one nerd!

You wanna bring the heat with the mushroom clouds you're making?

I'm about to bake raps from scratch like Carl Sagan!

And while it's true that my work is based on you,

I'm a super computer. You’re like a TI-82! Ooh!



  • This battle was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States on October 29th, 2013.
  • This battle is featured in YouTube Rewind: 2011.
  • This is currently the most viewed battle of Season 1.
  • Angry Birds could be seen playing on Stephen Hawking's monitor throughout his verses.
  • The instrumental of this battle was played in the ERB News with Hulk Hogan.
  • On August 22, 2016, Albert Einstein's quote "Imagination is more important than knowledge" was written in the description of the video.
  • This battle is referenced in a special thanks to T-Pain in the end credits of Wonder Woman vs Stevie Wonder.
  • This battle is referenced in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2 when Nice Peter raps in front of Hawking's background.
  • Albert Einstein was born on 14th March, 1879. Coincidentally, Stephen Hawking died on 14th March, 2018.
    • Both died at the age of 76.


  • This is the first battle to feature a rapper whose voice was modified.


  • Einstein stuck out his tongue multiple times in the video. This is a reference to the iconic photo of Einstein sticking his tongue out when he was in a car for a reporter when was asked for "one last photograph".


Who Won?

The poll was created at 03:27 on February 19, 2014, and so far 5047 people voted.

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