Key & Peele Are Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali in Truly 'Epic Rap Battle'

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 3, 2013

Epic Rap Battles of History

Spend enough time bumping around the Internet and you are bound to run into a Key & Peele skit that will have you LOLing. Their latest certainly fits that bill, and it also conquers two of the most recognizable personalities in sports. 

Sports Illustrated's Ryan Glasspiegel spotted the following video featuring comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the former playing Michael Jordan and the latter playing Muhammad Ali in the latest "Epic Rap Battle of History."

Here is that hilarity, which does contain an NSFW naughty word: 

This isn't the first time either has featured in "Epic Rap Battles of History," a series of YouTube shorts created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist, better known as Nice Peter and epicLLOYD, respectively.

Key played Mahatma Gandhi and Peele donned suit and mustache to play Martin Luther King Jr. in a previous episode of rap smack talk

If historical figures working out their differences with syncopated rhymes and hilarious quips is your thing, feel free to work through three seasons' worth of comedy on YouTube.

As for the increasingly more familiar Key and Peele, their popular show, the aptly named Key & Peele on Comedy Central, hardly strays from the sports world. 

They have taken on a baseball player who tends to get too familiar with teammates, ridiculous football names, excessive celebrations and ridiculous football names, take two just to name a few. 

In this particular battle, Ali throws verbal jabs, and Jordan throws down hyperbolic dunks but, you know, with hilarious and highly quotable jokes. 

Picking a favorite is kind of like deciding your favorite dish in a Thanksgiving spread, so we leave that for you to take care of in the comments section below. 

Any time you see the names Key and Peele, it mandates you click and enjoy without question. That should be all you need to know about their comedic brilliance. 


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