Saturday, April 18, 2015

16-year-old Canadian girl made a beat for Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

While other 16-year-old girls spend their time studying for geometry or following One Direction around for the summer or throwing tantrums because their dads got them Acuras instead of BMWs for their super sweet birthday, Canada's Ebony Oshunrinde aka WondaGurl was busy killin' it in the studio for Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

16-year-old Canadian girl made a beat for Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Jay-Z watches during the second quarter of Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at the Barclays Center Saturday, April 20, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Jay-Z watches during the second quarter of Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at the Barclays Center Saturday, April 20, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig AP

While other 16-year-old girls spend their time studying for geometry or following One Direction around for the summer or throwing tantrums because their dads got them Acuras instead of BMWs for their super sweet birthday, Canada's Ebony Oshunrinde aka WondaGurl was busy killin' it in the studio for Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Oshunrinde won a Battle of the Beatmakers competition in Toronto when she was 15 and signed a deal with a management company. Earlier this year, she sent a beat to her friend, Travis Scott, who happened to be in the studio with H.O.V.A. when he received it. Now, Oshunrinde's beat is the foundation for Magna Carta Holy Grail's "Crown" and she's got herself a producer credit on a Jay-Z album that's burning up the charts before it's even released on July 9th.

“He texted me and said, ‘I’m about to change your life,’” Oshunrinde said.

When Scott told her that her cut made it on to Jay-Z’s album, she thought it was a joke.

“Usually that doesn’t really happen to 16-year-olds,” the teen said.

And when she told her mother the good news, she cried.

Oshunrinde has never met Jay-Z and, like everyone else, had to wait for the digital release Thursday morning to hear “Crown.” [The Star]

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