Instagram Helped This 18 Year Old Producer Land Beats Drakes Surprise Mixtape
Wundagurl, the 18-year-old producer who crafted Company and Used To off Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late project, can thank Instagram for at least one of her placements on the surprise drop.
That’s because she used IG's direct message feature to get Used To over to Drake.
I made the beat at my house and then I finished it at a studio, Wundagurl told MTV News during a phone interview on Saturday, just three days after Drizzy dropped his latest. 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’].
The song is another example of how dreams can come true. In 2013, after producing Jay Z’s Crown,' Wondagurl told MTV News that she wanted to work with Drake. Now, she’s worked with Drizzy multiple times. But the 18-year-old isn’t content with just this dream coming true. She’s got her sights set on another star, too.
It’s good, she said of her Drake dream becoming a reality. 'It keeps making me want to work harder. Then I’ll get closer to all my other dreams, too. I’ll get closer to Kanye [West] .
Used To isn’t the only song Wondagurl produced on If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late . She also co-produced Company, though she didn’t send that one through Instagram. Instead, she sent it to Travis Scott, who co-produced it, and the rest is history.
Now, Wondagurl’s also thinking about adding some of her flavor to Drizzy’s next project, his highly anticipated Views From The 6 album. So, does she have any beats on that project?
'No idea yet, she said. 'I think they’re just starting that now. I’m working towards that, though.
Wonda keeps setting goals for herself and her future looks bright. She's thinking about opening her own restaurant one day and she’s also working with other artists too, though she won’t name any names anymore. 'I don’t really want to say because I don’t want to jinx it, she explained.
But with her track record, you get the feeling she’ll be accomplishing all of her goals soon.