Fade To Black

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Fade to Black is a 2004 documentary about the career of US 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... read more

Fade to Black is a 2004 documentary about the career of US 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. 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 and showing the viewers where his inspiration comes from.

Original Release

11/05/2004

Cast

Mary J. Blige Herself
Jay-Z Himself (as Jay-Z)
Foxy Brown Herself
Damon Dash Himself
Beyonce Herself (as Beyoncé Knowles)
Beyoncé Knowles Herself
Rick Rubin Himself
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Himself (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
Kanye West Himself
Ghostface Killah Himself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Patrick Paulson, Michael John Warren

Cast

Mary J. Blige Herself
Jay-Z Himself (as Jay-Z)
Foxy Brown Herself
Damon Dash Himself
Beyonce Herself (as Beyoncé Knowles)
Beyoncé Knowles Herself
Rick Rubin Himself
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Himself (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
Kanye West Himself
Ghostface Killah Himself
Memphis Bleek Himself
Funkmaster Flex Himself
Missy Elliott Herself
Fonzworth Bentley Himself (as Farnsworth Bentley)
Michael Buffer Himself
Common Himself
Freeway Himself
R. Kelly Himself
Mike D Himself
Timbaland Himself (as Timbaland)

Producers

Jay-Z Executive Producer
Jon Kamen Executive Producer
John Meneilly Executive Producer
Frank Scherma Executive Producer
Randy Acker Producer
Zennia M. Barahona Producer
Robert Ezrin Producer
Andrew Fried Producer
Rich Kleiman Producer
Rick Mordecon Producer
Justin Wilkes Producer

Editors

Jim Helton, Jonah Moran, Ron Patane, Adam Zuckerman

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