On Friday, July 26th, DJ Snake’s latest album Carte Blanche was released, which is – after Encore (2016) – his second album in his career so far. The material includes as many as 17 productions, including collaborations with Zomboy, ZHU, Eptic, Tchami, Malaa and Mercer. Apart from the cool amount of EDM sounds, Carte Blanche is to a large extent also a hip-hop material. Apart from the famous ENZO (ft. Sheck Wes, 21 Savage, Offset, Gucci Mane) DJ Snake last month published a few tracks with guest artists such as GASHI, Majid Jordan, Bryson Tiller or Burna Boy.

In the case of the last of the mentioned guests and the production of No Option is associated with an interesting story. The beat on which we can now hear Burn Boy was the subject of Rihanna’s interest over a year ago! The vocalist wanted the instrumental part of the song to belong to her, but the Frenchman finally did not cooperate with the author of Diamonds and Stay. In one of his recent interviews he explained why:

I made the beat in Paris last year… Rihanna wanted this record for a year and we ended up using it. You know because I fell in love with this record and I don’t know…I don’t want to say like the wrong things so all the Rihanna fans is going to kill me. I just had to follow my heart. That’s it.

And I could have had bigger names on the album, like way bigger names. But you know the records were not right […] I’m not chasing the biggest name drops, billing, and stuff.

Full interview via Beats 1 on Apple Music:


DJ Snake – Carte Blanche