Anytime DOOM is mentioned, our ears perk up. It’s just how it goes, no matter how many head-fakes we fall for.
Still, despite the Adult Swim collaboration dissolving before it reached the halfway mark, the Masked Villain has been rather busy in 2018—producing Bishop Nehru’s Elevators album with Kaytranada, teaming with Westside Gunn for a pair of burners, and releasing a joint album with CZARFACE.
And now, DOOM is back in action with an appearance on Youth of the Apocalypse‘s new single, “Drop the Bomb,” a song that comes from the perspective of the helpless in a timely and subversive portrait of a threat that seems to have been looming over people’s heads for decades.
YOTA for short, the collective is the brain child of Jeff Wootton (Gorillaz) and Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons), with contributions from Joshua Lazarus, Seye Adelekan (Gorillaz), Jay Sharrock and Twitty Garcia.
“Founded on frustration, punk ethics, a love of hip-hop culture, alternative culture, graffiti and guerrilla tactics, YOTA is a youth movement, a gang, a fresh and immediate art form made of music, words and fashion,” they say.
Currently putting the finishing touches on their debut project, Youth of the Apacalupse have unveiled the first offering. Press play below.