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16-year-old Nigerian-canadian Ebony Oshunrinde Produces On Jay-z’s New Album by tosine25: 10:58am On Jul 09, 2013
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS, YOU NEVER
KNOW WHEN THEY'LL COME TRUE
Meet 16-year-old Ebony Oshunrinde, who
produced the “Crown” track on Jay-Z’s new
album Magna Carta Holy Grail. When Ebony was
just 14, she entered Toronto’s Battle of The
Beatmeakers competition and made it all the
way to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.
The following year, the determined teenager
entered the competition again and won. After
winning she got signed to the Black Box which
helped her get a track placed on Jay-Z’s new
album.
In an interview with CBC, Ebony (also known as
“Wondagurl”) revealed that she learned to
produce beats after watching a video of Jay-Z
and Timbaland in the studio when she was just
nine years old. She then taught herself how to
make beats by watching videos on YouTube:
There’s a video with Jay-Z and [Timbaland] in the
studio. So I was like I want to do what
Timbaland does. [...]
After creating “The Crown”, Ebony sent the track
to rapper DJ Travis Scott, who somehow got it in
the hands of Jay-Z:
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.
Ian Stanger of Black Box also added:
It’s amazing to see somebody with that much
talent working as hard as she can to make the
most of it at such a young age. It’s her work
that people should be paying attention to, not
the fact that’s she 16.
Now, Ebony says her goal is to win a Grammy!
She wants women, especially young girls to
know:
You can do anything that you want.

Re: 16-year-old Nigerian-canadian Ebony Oshunrinde Produces On Jay-z’s New Album by Eneze1(f): 11:09am On Jul 09, 2013
congrats to her, btw when did she become a Nigerian, thought she was raised in the States and op source please

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