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Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr

Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2

Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Battle information
Release date February 25, 2013
Number 29
Views 73,000,000+ (as of June 3)
Length 1:39
Previous Adam vs Eve
Next Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison
Other information
Actors Jordan Peele
Keegan-Michael Key
Nice Peter
Jose Molina
Dante Cimadamore
Rafael Serrano
Abisai Flores
Brian Fisher
Atul Singh
Nikki Jenkins
Davina Friedlander
Ifechukwude Nwadiwe
Rique Castilloveitia
Nic Parris
Clarence L. Gaines IV
Donnie McMillin
Rappers Gandhi In BattleMartin Luther King, Jr. In Battle
Cameo(s) The white preacher in the Indian Independence March
The white preacher in the Civil Rights March
Indian Independence March Extras
Civil Rights March Extras
Location(s) Gandhi's home
MLK's Dream Speech
Main Street

Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr. is the twenty-ninth installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the fourteenth episode of Season 2. It features the Father of India, Gandhi, rapping against the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. It was released on February 25th, 2013.


Keegan-Michael Key as Gandhi

Jordan Peele as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nice Peter as the white preacher in the Indian Independence March (cameo)

EpicLLOYD as the white preacher in the Civil Rights March (cameo)

Jose Molina, Dante Cimadamore, Rafael Serrano, Abisai Flores, Brian Fisher, and Atul Singh as Indian Independence March Extras (cameos)

Nikki Jenkins, Davina Friedlander, Ifechukwude Nwadiwe, Rique Castilloveitia, Nic Parris, Clarence L. Gaines IV, and Donnie McMillin as Civil Rights March Extras (cameos)



You want to battle wits? See who's a better pacifist?

I fought the caste system, but you still cannot touch this!

Slumdog skillionare, first name Messiah!

Raps so hot, I spit yoga fire!

Everything you preach, I said it first!

You should jot down these words, plagiarize my whole verse!

Leave your thoughts on the door like the real Martin Luther!

I'm not thinking you shall overcome this, Junior!

Martin Luther King Jr:

I’m the King of civil rights from the city to suburbia!

No shoes, no shirt, but I’m still gonna serve ya!

Make ya swallow your words so you can break the fast,

Then thank God all mighty you can eat at last!

I admire the way you broke the British power,

But I have a dream that one day you'll take a shower!

Like the "H" in your name, you ought to remain silent!

Flatten your style like bread, naan violence!


You would know about bread, Dr. Birmingham sandwich!

Boycott those grits, sit in with some spinach!

With protests and women, the same advice goes:

Always stay away from the ho's!

Martin Luther King Jr:

I've got so much street cred, they write my name on the signs!

I'd ring you for tech support, but I got a no bell prize!

Nigga, we got more beef than one of your sacred cows,

But I'm about to forgive you so hard right now!


I am passively resisting the fact that you suck.

I am celibate because I don't give a fuck!

Scrapped lyrics

Martin Luther King, Jr:

God taught us not to judge men by the color of their skin,

But my momma told me not to stand downwind

Of a curry-eating, diaper-wearing, nude Yoda man!

I have a dream that one day you'll put on pants!

I'll preach you, I'll teach you, I'll march in the street you!

Any man with more than two teeth can out eat you!

I'll call you for technical support, when I need it on my Nobel prize!

Brother, I know we got more beef than one of your sacred cows,


Boycott those carbs, sit-in on some spinach!


Who Won?

The poll was created at 11:47 on February 21, 2014, and so far 4772 people voted.




  • This battle has the most actors involved in any video.
  • This is the first battle to feature the comedy duo of Key & Peele rapping against each other, with the second being Michael Jordan vs Muhammad Ali.


  • Jose Mendoza was credited in the description as one of the Civil Rights March Extras without actually appearing in the battle as one of them.
  • During MLK's title card, parts of his hands are cut off.
  • At 0:57, Gandhi can be seen having four ears.

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