Meet the 16 Year Old Who Produced Jay-Z’s New Album

You signed her up for ballet. Every week it was soccer practice and flute lessons and community service down at the food bank. And let’s not forget about the SAT prep classes clear across town every Tuesday and Thursday. But it’s all been for naught, because there’s no way your daughter’s résumé is going to look as good as this girl’s; you’d better toss that Dartmouth pennant in the trash now.

Meet Ebona Oshunrinde, a.k.a. WondaGurl. She’s like every other 16-year-old Canadian girl, except that she’s a producer on Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. So actually, she’s not like any other 16-year-old Canadian at all.

In this interview, WondaGurl explains how she ended up on the highly anticipated album which comes out today, unless you bought a special Samsung phone or, you know, have access to a torrent site. Essentially, she’d worked with Travi$ Scott, sent him a beat she’d been working on and, boom, it became “Crown.”

Oh, your kid’s class secretary, you say? I’m sure she’ll have a blast at Florida State.

Lyrics for “Crown” is now available on Directlyrics.

Tags: Jay-Z, WondaGurl