Jay-Z is known for inviting a mixed group of producers -- established and up-and-coming. WonderGurl belongs to the illustrious circle of artists that provided beats for Magna Carta... Holy Grail. In a Skype conversation with MTV News, the 16-year-old beatsmith, real name Ebony Oshunrinde, discussed creating the "Crown" instrumental. After crafting the beat for Travi$ Scott's “Uptown” off of his Owl Pharoah project, she reminisces sampling Sizzla’s “Solid As a Rock” and having initially Travi$ and Pusha T in mind for the cut. Turns out none other than Hova picked it for his latest opus. Watch the conversation above.
Jay-Z’s 16-Year-Old #MCHG Producer WondaGurl Discusses Constructing the Beat for “Crown”