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There’s only one question I have after watching Santa and Moses duel in an Epic Rap Battle: How the hell did they get Snoop Lion to do this?!
(Thanks to MegaZeus Thor for the link!)
Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Snoop Dogg Moses who travels 40 years in the desert looking for find great weed and fine Nubian women.
“Who gets lost for 40 years” – Moses was the beta user for Apple Maps.
Wow, thanks for linking this. I always watch them but damn this was a nice surprise.
How the hell did they get Snoop Lion to do this?!
Nice Peter has had nearly 600 Million video views. Its likely they’re part of the YouTube partner program, where YouTube pays certain popular content providers money for every view they achieve.
It probably tied to some kind of advertising revenue, and even then its likely only a fraction of a penny, but its not unreasonable to assume that the people behind Epic Rap Battles have earned several million from just YouTube alone. Throw in the iTunes sales of the songs and the merchandise, its not at all unlikely that they’re rolling in cash and were able to pay Snoop the standard performance fee.
And Nice Peter is only one of their channels!
It’s also possible that Snoop… oh god, I can’t call him “Snoop Lion” …likes their stuff and inquired about starring in an episode. of course he still got paid. ^.^
The NY Times just wrote an article on ERB that explains their relationship with Snoop Dogg/Lion. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/arts/television/epic-rap-battles-seeks-staying-power-on-youtube.html
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