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Jay-Z recruited high school student as producer on new album


Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z gave a teenage student her big break in the music industry by picking her to help produce a track on his new album.

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Ebony Oshunrinde, also known as Wondagurl, was asked to contribute to "Magna Carta Holy Grail" after a chance meeting with the rapper's friend Travis Scott, who works with Jay-Z and Kanye West. Scott passed along a reggae-inspired beat the 16-year-old had made, and Jay-Z decided to use it for his song "Crown."

The young Canadian, who is still in high school, admits it is a huge honor to see her name in the credits alongside Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams.

She explains, "Travis texted me and said, 'I'm about to change your life.' Usually that doesn't happen to 16-year-olds. A lot more people want to work with me now. It's pretty cool."

Jul 7, 2013 11:21AM
Thank You Jay Z, there should be more people out there helping our youth with their dreams. Thumbs up. Keep up the good work.  Funny how people hate when people help each other. If this young lady would have said she wanted to work with you and you said no. People would say you were keeping money to yourself. So glad you are doing the right thing. Teach them right. God bless you.
Jul 7, 2013 10:22AM
Jul 7, 2013 8:03AM
JayZ is a not-used-to-anything wannabe who will probably die broke...mark my words

Jul 7, 2013 5:33AM
did not read this article,     I am writing because why is the msn so obsessed with this thug,?    everyday day,  NO EXAGGERATION I MIGHT ADD,       the msn news website,   has a worthless article about this useless rapper.   do the writers worship this loser?   and hope you do too,   and keeps the low information voter thinking everybody loves these people?    no wonder the world is going to hell.    lol    I am waiting to see a title of an article here on msn about how many times this guy takes a ****. in a day,      and what does it mean?  lol
Jul 6, 2013 7:49PM
The man has more money than everyone in your whole entire family put together an you call the man a Thug? what kind of BS is that?
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