Frederick Douglas Schools Thomas Jefferson In This 'Epic Rap Battle'


Frederick Douglass and Thomas Jefferson go head-to-head in the latest edition of "Epic Rap Battles of History," posted on YouTube Monday.

The former president and accomplished abolitionist throw down to settle, once and for all, who has the most street cred in history.

Jefferson begins by running down his resume and revolutionary acts he's done for the United States. "First Secretary of State, VP number two, not to mention third President, the f**k'd you do?" he rhymes in the video above.

"You finished?" Douglass responded, setting up for his hot 16. Douglass reminds Jefferson that he's "straight outta bondage," then goes on to pull out receipts about the slave owner's past.

"Starting with your nickel, there's a real declaration. Heads for racist, tails for a slave plantation," he said. "The face of a free man, taught himself to read, man, no compromise, you couldn't whip a fifth of me, man."

Jefferson gave a few excuses about being too busy to do more for slaves in his second verse, then had to nerve to ask if Douglass and him were "cool" now that he's free (as if "let's move on and forget about slavery" has ever been an acceptable idea).

Douglass read him for filth.

"You talk about freedom but you ain't applying s**t," he responded. "So no we ain't cool, you founding absentee father. You had six babies with your slave mama and never even bothered to free her when you died."

Of course we have our bias here (*cough* Freddie D. won *cough*), but who do you think had the illest bars?



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