Nice Of U 2 Turn Up - Wondagurl
Some Wondaful tunes to kickstart your evening to.
Canadian producer Wondagurl seemed to come entirely out of nowhere with her appearance on Jay-Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail, at the ripe old age of 17. Yup, 17. Read it and weep. Since then, Wondagurl has worked with such names as Young Thug, Travi$ Scott, Drake, Juicy J and Rihanna, among others, and continues to put in consistent solid work. How solid?
Crown - JAY Z
“You in the presence of a King. Scratch that, you're in the presence of a God.” Word, Jay? You're going to do them dirty straight off the bat like that? The Wondagurl beat that started everything, and arguably the standout of Jay’s last studio album, Crown is Jay-Z snapping one off over a dark, big-stage beat crafted by a 17-year old phenom. What does that mean for you? This is like steroids to your self-confidence, do ‘em like Jay does ‘em!
Used To - Drake & Lil Wayne
Speaking of big-stage, confidence beats, Wondagurl crafted this macho number for Drake and Lil Wayne to post up on, puffing their chests and swinging around their… Microphones… One of the best Drake and Wayne collabs ever created (and that's a huge call), Wondagurl really takes the time to flex on the production for this track.
Antidote - Travi$ Scott
The lead single from Travi$ Scott’s brilliant 2015 album Rodeo has popped up all over the place, arguably becoming more famous even than the artist behind it, and certainly more famous than one half of the production team behind it - aka, our hero, Wondagurl. The night show will never be the same after this huge track.
Scott and Ramona - Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert is a name worth familiarising yourself with, especially after the young trap star’s brilliant Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World, released earlier this year, which saw this delectable cut. If the names sound familiar, you'd be thinking of Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Uzi’s inspiration for the album. The track itself, however, is a unique trap offering - seeing Lil Uzi Vert split the musical line somewhere between Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, while Wondagurl brings her familiar dark, ominous production to the track.
This Ain’t 2012 - Sean Leon
Certainly due to be an unfamiliar name to many, Sean Leon is a fellow Canadian to Wondagurl, who handles the bass-thick production for this bravado anthem from rapper Sean Leon. Canadian sound is everywhere in hip hop right now, and this song is yet another example of just why that is - with the Maple Syrup covered pairing offering up a tasty jam for your ear-balls. Hungry, yet?
Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
Nobody is going to accuse Rihanna of being an unfamiliar name, nor is anybody likely to not have, at least, some awareness of this track. What people might not know, however, is that Wondagurl is one of four names behind the track’s huge production. Rihanna has never sounded quite so good as she did on this 2015 track, and 2016’s ANTI album, and she owes a great deal to names like Wondagurl and Travi$ Scott (who also threw his hand in to the production on this track) for that.
Company - Drake & Travi$ Scott
The best track from Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late that doesn't find Drizzy running through the six with his woes, this link-up with Travi$ Scott and Wondagurl is as fierce as it gets. With that dark bassline threatening to swallow your entire soul and spit you out into a raging mosh pit full of junkie tweakers and topless men and women. Ouch, right? Not this time. Not with Wondagurl on the boards.
*Bonus* =JIMMYPAGE= - Wondagurl
A brilliant showcase of Wondagurl’s talents as a producer, this new instrumental sees Wondagurl flexing her skills and suggesting that all of the previous releases are, in reality, only scratches on the surface of what the nineteen year old beatmaker can do. Which, if that doesn’t excite you, maybe nothing will.