Fade to Black (2004)

Fade to Black
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords concert
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jay-Z Actor Himself 1 1000001
Beyoncé Knowles Actor n/a 1 1000002
Mary Blige Actor n/a 1 1000003
Foxy Brown Actor n/a 1 1000004
Missy Elliott Actor n/a 1 1000005
Damon Dash Actor n/a 1 1000006
Usher Actor n/a 1 1000007
Sean Combs Actor n/a 1 1000008
R. Kelly Actor n/a 1 1000009
Patrick Paulson Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Warren Director n/a 2 2000002
Bob Ezrin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rich Kleiman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Justin Wilkes Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jay-Z Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
John Meneilly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Jon Kamen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Frank Scherma Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Scott Lochmus Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Theron Smith Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Paul Bozymowksi Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Luke McCoubrey Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Jim Helton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jonah Moran Editor n/a 172 7000002
Ron Pantane Editor n/a 172 7000003
Michael Warren Editor n/a 172 7000004
Adam Zuckerman Editor n/a 172 7000005
Timbaland Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ahmir Thompson Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Dave Patterson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003. In an unprecedented event, a hip-hop artist sold out an arena in only two hours. Nearly one year later, fans and artists alike still reflect on this monumental musical night. The event was a spectacular culmination of Jay-Z's recording career prior to his self-proclaimed retirement from solo performing. Yet this one night also defined a musical generation, showcasing the evolution and reach of the world's most popular music genre. Guest performers included Jay-Z's closest friends and music industry colleagues: Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, Questlove and The Illadelphonics--along with appearances by hip hop icons Damon Dash, Rick Rubin, Slick Rick, P. Diddy and many others. Viewers get the rare glimpse of Jay-Z's creative process as he searches for inspiration, poetry, and perfection in his songs. Narrated by Jay-Z, his account of the night takes on reflections of his entire musical career and his journey that led to this one astounding, fabled evening--rightfully called "Fade To Black."