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FADE TO BLACK
USA: Paramount Classics
Cast: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, R Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, Damon Dash, Rick Rubin, Slick Rick, P Diddy, Michael Buffer, Ghostface Killah, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Twista
Directors: Patrick Paulson, Michael John Warren
USA Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual lyrics
USA Release Date: 5 November 2004 (Limited Release)
FADE TO BLACK chronicles the once-in-a-lifetime concert event of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square in November 2003. For the first time ever, a hip-hop artists 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.