Fade to Black (2004 film)

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Fade to Black
Fade to Black (2004 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPatrick Paulson
Michael John Warren
Produced byBob Ezrin
Rich Kleiman
Justin Wilkes
Beyoncé Knowles
CinematographyPaul Bozymowksi
Scott Lochmus
Luke McCoubrey
Theron "Tee Smif" Smith
Edited byJimmy Helton
Jonah Moran
Ron Pantane
Adam Zuckerman
Distributed byParamount Classics
Release date
  • November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States

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][2]

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][2]


The following musicians are credited with an appearance in the film:[3]


  1. ^ a b Harrington, Richard (November 5, 2004). "Jay-Z's 'Fade' Gets an A". Washington Post. p. 36. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Fade to Black 2004". VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. Gale. 2008. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ "Fade to Black: Full Cast and Credits". Hollywood.com. Retrieved October 9, 2017.

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