Celebrity Interviews

Lloyd Ahlquist Talks About New YouTube Series ‘Epic Studios’ + 5 Fingers of Death

Today we had internet personality Lloyd Ahlquist, better known as EpicLLOYD, join us on Sway in the Morning to talk about his wildly popular TouTube series. Ahlquist is most known for his show titled, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” which features historical pop culture figures rapping against one another. The video series began in 2010 and since then gained over 14 million subscribers.

On his YouTube channel, Ahlquist has another show called “Dis Raps For Hire,” where he takes requests from victims of bullying and comes up with a rap song insulting the bully. Most recently, he started another series named “Epic Studios” about a guy who inherits a failing studio and has to figure out how to keep it going.

Watch below as we talk to Ahlquist about his background in improv, comedy, and rap. We also test Ahlquist’s freestyle abilities on the 5 Fingers of Death.


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