"Senile"

This track from Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire is imperious indeed – Minaj brags, "All these rappers is my sons, and I'm always nine months," and Weezy tells us he can "make a lion say, 'Meow.'" Yet it's D.A. Doman's slippery, spooky beat that steals the show, running up your spine with a hot weirdness that can even make Tyga's placeholder rhymes seem like a loopy revelation.

From The Archives Issue 1205: March 27, 2014