Friday, 5 July 2013

I6-years-old Nigerian-Canadian, Ebony Oshunrinde Created the Beat For Crown on Jay-z's New Album

16-years-old Nigerian-Canadian, Ebony Osunrinde, who goes by the name "Wondagurl" has just been credited as the producer of "Crown," a track on Jay-Z's new already certified platinum album "Magna Carta Holy Grail." 

Wondagurl just finished 11th grade at Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario, Canada and she started out at producing sounds after watching a video of Jay-Z and Timbaland working in the studio together when she was 9. She decided to become a self taught beatmaker by downloading music software and watching YouTube tutorials. 

"I wanted to do the exact thing that he (Jay-Z) did. Anybody can be successful, it doesn't matter where you are from." she recently told TheStar in an interview. 

At 15, she won Toronto's Battle of the Beatmakers. She won the title the following year and went on to sign an exclusive management deal with Black Box."

Earlier this year, Ebony sent a beat to Travis Scott who happened to be in the studio with Jay-Z when he received it, and when he told her that the beat had made it to the album, she thought he was joking.

The sound that landed on Jay-Z's album began with a reggae song. Ebony sampled the music and added her own twist using computer software. "It has a lot of bass and a lot of bounce." she explained.

She also produced a song for Travis Scott titled "Uptown"

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