Jay-Z has teamed with production company @radical.media and Paramount
Classics to release “Fade To Black,” a film that chronicles the rapper’s
farewell performance as a solo artist at Madison Square Garden in November of
Jay-Z narrates the film, which takes viewers backstage during the concert and
offers fans a chance to look at how the rapper’s last album was creatively
“I was on the biggest stage in the world, with some of the biggest stars
in music, and we pulled off the perfect night,” Jay-Z said. “This
was the ultimate dream growing up in Brooklyn. I went from Marcy to Madison
Fade To Black features Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy
Brown, ?uestlove, Pharrell Williams and includes appearances from Dame Dash,
Rick Rubin, Slick Rick, P. Diddy and others.
Jay-Z is executive producing the flick under his Marcy Projects Productions
along with John Meneilly, Frank Scherma and Jon Kamen.
“This film captures the power and excitement of the on-stage performance
and Jay-Z’s creation, commitment and dedication to his craft,” @radical’s
“Fade To Black” was directed by Pat Paulson and Michael John Warren.
@radical’s credits include the Academy Award winning documentary “Fog
of War” and the multi-platinum “Concert for George,” which
celebrated the memorial of George Harrison and a feature on rockers Metallica.
“Fade To Black” hits theaters nationwide on November 5th, 2004.