Maker Studios’ ‘Epic Rap Battles Of History’ Looks To Rule Emmy’s New Short-Form Variety Turf

This year, the Television Academy expanded the short form slot to variety series, and by doing so has allowed more independent voices to flourish, specifically the Maker Studios’ series Epic Rap Battles of History, created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist. On YouTube, the pair are better known by their handles Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD. – Matthew Grobar, Deadline Hollywood