See ‘Weird Al’ Rap His Apples Off as Isaac Newton
Chali 2na guests as Neil DeGrasse Tyson in latest 'Epic Rap Battles of History' video
It’s up to you to decide if he won, but “Weird Al” Yankovic lends his considerable MC skills to the latest clip from those yukster goofballs behind Epic Rap Battles of History, the web series responsible for pitting throwback celebrities against one another in the rhyme-ring. The music-making comic here spits as Sir Isaac Newton facing off against (a fake) Bill Nye the Science Guy. Considering this hypothetical clash, the latter had the odds stacked against him with Newton, OG don of the scientific revolution, on the mic. But Nye, played by series co-writer Nice Peter, gets a feature from Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, who comes to the Science Guy’s rescue as the MC version of astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. This display of Yankovic’s razor-sharp wit raises hopes for his upcoming Mandatory Fun album, out on July 15.
On your way out, revisit SPIN’s “Tough Questions for ‘Weird Al'” to witness the funnyman hold his own further still.