Fade to Black (2004)



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One of the biggest artists in hip-hop, rapper Jay-Z surprised fans in 2003 when he announced he would retire following the release of his hotly anticipated collection The Black Album. In November of 2003, not long after the album hit stores, Jay-Z staged a special show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, in which he performed alongside some of the most popular and influential acts in hip-hop and R&B, including R. Kelly, Beyoncé Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, ?uestlove, Pharrell Williams, P. Diddy, and more. Billed as Jay-Z's final solo performance (though he would stage a collaborative tour with R. Kelly in the fall of 2004), Fade to Black is a concert documentary that captures both the action on-stage and the celebration behind the scenes; the film also features an inside look at the making of The Black Album.
R (for pervasive language including sexual lyrics)
Documentary , Drama , Horror , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Fade to Black

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

The making of a Jay-Z concert. Not for kids.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

a film for film geeks that get the many references and can relate to Binford's lonely lifestyle

Full Review… | November 6, 2003

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Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Boston Globe
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Full Review… | November 7, 2004
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Full Review… | November 6, 2004
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Fade to Black

Look into how one of the best albums ever was finished and the concert that was suppose to end a legacy

Damon Fowler
Damon Fowler

Best rapper alive! You need to love Jay to understand this film. This was an in depth look into the making of THE historic Black Album. Genius documentary from a genius man.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

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Well made documentary, and the concert is fun to watch.

Lewis C.
Lewis C.

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