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“Someone asked me this a while ago, what inspires me, and I always say, ‘that which is missing.’” Pharrell Williams said those words in response to a question from New York Magazine‘s Nitsuh Abebe back in a June during an interview centered on the producer/songwriter/rapper/fashion designer’s recent emergence as 2013′s summer It Man-Boy. “That which is missing.” It’s a very Pharrell phrase: koan-like, evocative, mysterious and frustrating. With the Pharrell-featuring “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” doing battle for song of the summer status, the Pharrell-soundtrackedDespicable Me 2 ruling the box office and the Pharrell-produced 2 Chainz track “Feds Watching” creeping up the rap charts, it’s obvious that Skateboard P is dominating the summer. But what’s harder to discern is, to be frank, why now? Why this moment? What was missing?

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Jay-Z reached out to a number of producers while creating Magna Carta Holy Grail, his 12th studio album. The usual suspects — TimbalandPharrell, and Swizz Beats — were there, but a budding 16-year-old producer from Canada, Ebony Oshunrinde, a.k.a. WondaGurl (pictured), also made her mark on the album, according to The Star.com.