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October 13, 2023

How Much Brain Rot Do You Have?

In the most empathetic sense of the phrase, brain rot refers to debilitating mental or neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. But outside of that sphere, the term can also be used to describe any kind of mental decline or decay, from a lack of sleep to a toxic diet to endlessly scrolling through news and social media.

AHEE has made a name for himself in the electronic music scene, with releases on various labels and collaborations with other artists, but this new track marks his first self-release as an artist. Its topic, corporate greed and consumerism, speaks to a discussion that occurs both in EDM as well as wider social circles. Relating to topics that are familiar to a broad audience helps expand the scope of what an artist is capable of communicating, opening up their art beyond the confines of a specific community.

Brain Rot is an alternate ammo type, an Ammo Mod and a Covenant in Call of Duty Black Ops 4. When activated, it has a chance to turn enemy zombies into the player’s ally for 10 seconds as they furiously hunt down other zombies, killing them instantly. It can be activated against all zombie types, with the exception of Elite or Special class enemies, such as Manglers and Bombers. Kills made while a zombie is infected with Brain Rot count as Headshot kills, allowing the player to earn points, XP and performance camo progress at a faster rate.