Watch George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien Face Off in Rap Battle

Thanks to Epic Rap Battles of History, we can now watch George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien rap battle each other. A suspenders-clad Martin starts off strong, declaring, “there’s a new literary Lord in the Ring.” Not to be outdone, Tolkien fires back, “you’re a pirate / you even stole my R. R.” Watch the full video above to decide who wins.

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