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16-Year-Old Wondagurl Explains Producing Jay-Z’s “Crown” [VIDEO]


Wondagurl’s phone and e-mail inbox is probably blowing up right now. The 16-year-old produced “Crown” on Jay-Z’s latest LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail, and recently revealed how she wound up on the project.

Born Ebony Oshunrinde, the Ontario, Canada native explained to MTV News how she hooked up the track. “The way I made the beat, I was at home one day and I was looking for reggae samples for a while and I finally found this one that was like crazy, it was Sizzla ‘Solid as a Rock,'” explained Wondaurl, who was inspired by Pusha T’s “Blocka,” featuring Travi$ Scott. “I took it and I cut it up and I put it in the software FL Studio and I started building around it, just adding 808s and more I built, I knew what I wanted.”

She sent the beat to Travi$ Scott, who said he was going to add some more elements to the track. However, about a week later the G.O.O.D. Music affiliated Scott revealed that the track had made Hova’s new album.

Again, Wondagurl is a 16-year-old Black girl from Canada, with a placement on Jay-Z’s new album. This, is greatness.

Peep the MTV News interview below.

Photo: MTV News

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  • Mrs. and Mrs. Sarcasm

    I actually feel like the beat for Crown is a bit too “junky”. The Sizzla sample didn’t really mesh well and it was a bit choppy like when you play two songs at the same time.

    • STFU

      You people are so damn negative. Here she is at 16 doing the damn thing and your ole done a zz is trolling a blog being salty. Get ur life ho.

      • Mrs. and Mrs. Sarcasm

        Who is salty? I can’t express my opinion of a song? Aren’t you doing the same? If you say you dislike a song or beat (and I’m sure you don’t like at least ONE song) does that mean that you’re being negative? So…I must like everything that I hear then? Please come off it. YOU are trolling comment sections looking for haters that don’t exist.

      • Kaci

        u didnt have to write it here tho…. be honest. If u didnt like it why put the criticism under the article meant to praise her?u could have just kept scrolling

      • Mrs. and Mrs. Sarcasm

        I also could have left my opinion like I did…I listened to the song and formed an opinion before I even saw this article but this was the first one I saw about the song in general so I friggin posted. I never said anything about her.

  • John

    Yes! Young Nigerian ni**a gettin’ shine.

    • ayo

      yep my 9ja sister is getting her shine but you did not have to add the n word part.

  • randomtandem

    she must have known Travis Scott personally for her to send it to him and him to listen to it so easily.