I’ve always loved documentaries because they make almost any topic seem fascinating. Ever seen Spellbound? It’s a documentary based around a spelling bee and it’s pure entertainment.

So what happens when a documentary dives into a topic that’s already fascinating? Minds get blown. Directors Walker Warren and Trent Babbington have chosen to make this short documentary about what is quite possibly the most epic event of our generation – the Eli Porter rap battle. They speak with many hip-hop/internet experts and the people involved, including the man himself, to gain a better understanding of what went down that day, and why it forever lives on in our hearts.¬†Shoutout to Modi from DCtoBC for the heads up. He also appears in the video.

“I did it.”¬†– Eli Porter

Hit the jump to watch…

People’s Champion: Behind the Battle from Trent Babbington on Vimeo.