About this video
Harlem rapper Smoke DZA took some time out of his busy schedule to take our On the Record challenge, in which he was given 45 seconds to talk about one of his all-time favorite records. Here, he describes the day he skipped school to buy Jay Z's [The Blueprint], and how he sat listening to it on the train in NYC, still unaware of what was happening on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. "It was the soundtrack to my life," he tells us. A great story here. Enjoy.