Instagram Helped 18-Year-Old Producer Land Beats on Drake’s New Album

Back in 2013, we shared a story about a 16-year-old who produced “Crown” on Jay Z’s album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now 18, WondaGurl is back in headlines after producing two tracks on Drake’s surprise album, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.
WondaGurl told MTV this past weekend that she sent “Company” directly to Travis Scott, who ended up co-producing the track. However, she leveraged the power of social media to get “Used To” placed on the album.

“I made the beat at my house and then I finished it at a studio. When I finished it, I sent Drake a video through Instagram, through the Direct Message that they have on there. I sent him the video and asked, ‘Would you rap on this?’ He said it was really hard, but to send it. So, I sent it and it turned into [‘Used To’].”

With production credits for Jay Z, Travis Scott and now Drake under her belt, WondaGurl’s dream of working with Kanye West certainly seems like a possibility.
Listen to the tracks below:

Related: Jay Z’s ‘Crown’ Produced by 16-Year-Old from Canada

Jay Z’s ‘Crown’ Produced by 16-Year-Old from Canada

As they say, “age is just a number.” In a world where young DJs and producers are becoming increasingly prevalent, Jay Z has hired a young Canadian aptly named, WondaGurl.
Ebony Oshunrinde, a 16-year-old from Ontario, is credited for producing “Crown” on Magna Carta Holy Grail. She linked with Hov after meeting rapper/producer Travis Scott a year ago. Luckily for her, Scott was in the studio with Hov when she sent him the beat.
According to Toronto Star, Oshunrinde started producing at age nine after watching a video showing Jay Z and Timbaland working in the studio together. Five years later, she won first place in Toronto’s “Battle of the Beatmakers.”
“It’s a really good feeling. I want to show young people that they can do it,” WondaGurl told Toronto Star. “Anybody can be successful. It doesn’t matter where you’re from.”