Fade to Black (2004 film)

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Fade to Black
Fade to Black (2004 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Patrick Paulson
Michael John Warren
Produced by Bob Ezrin
Rich Kleiman
Justin Wilkes
Starring Jay-Z
Cinematography Paul Bozymowksi
Scott Lochmus
Luke McCoubrey
Theron "Tee Smif" Smith
Edited by Jimmy Helton
Jonah Moran
Ron Pantane
Adam Zuckerman
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Release date
  • November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fade to Black is a 2004 documentary film about the career of American rapper Jay-Z. It also features many other famous names in hip hop music, this live concert at Madison Square Garden was meant to be Jay-Z's final performance, as he announced his intentions to retire from the industry.[1]

Fade to Black runs through some of the major parts of Jay-Z's Madison Square Garden performance while cutting to Jay-Z and his exploits, as well as insights into the making of The Black Album.[1]


The following musicians are credited with an appearance in the film:[2]


  1. ^ a b Harrington, Richard (November 5, 2004). "Jay-Z's 'Fade' Gets an A". Washington Post. p. 36. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fade to Black: Full Cast and Credits". Hollywood.com. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 

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