Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Song ‘Crown’ Produced By 16-Year-Old Girl [Video]
Rucuss staffJuly 8, 2013
Jay-Z has worked with some of the biggest producers in the game.
The Brooklyn born rapper pretty much has his pick of superstars, so it came as a big surprise when he enlisted a 16-year-old high school girl to produce a track on his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. But don’t get it twitsted, Ebony “WondaGurl” Oshunrinde had been making beats since she was nine when she caught the eye of producer and Drake crew member, Boi-1da.
The Canadian producer helped Oshunrinde hone her skills and eventually win the 2012 Battle of the Beatmakers competition. After the win, she worked on songs for SonReal & Rich Kidd and Ryan Leslie. But it was her work on the Travi$ Scott track Uptown that peaked Jay-Z’s interest.
Jay brought her on to help produce his song Crown after rapper DJ Travis Scott got it in the hands of Jigga.
“A few days after, [DJ Travi$ Scott] messaged me and said I’m about to change your life. He called me actually and then said you’re on Jay-Z’s album and like congratulations […] I felt like crying,” she said.
Ebony hopes to win a Grammy one day.
“You can do anything that you want,” she said. “Not even in music, in anything that is male dominated, you can do it. Just try.”
Watch her interview below.
Listen to Crown below.
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