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The ultimate concert. Now the ultimate movie.
Filmed during his "Black Album" era, Jay-Z looks back on his career as one of rap music's most successful emcees and entrepreneurs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jay Z ... Himself (as Jay-Z)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fonzworth Bentley ... Himself (as Farnsworth Bentley)

Memphis Bleek ... Himself

Mary J. Blige ... Herself

Foxy Brown ... Herself

Michael Buffer ... Himself

Sean Combs ... Himself (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)

Common ... Himself

Damon Dash ... Himself

Missy Elliott ... Herself

Funkmaster Flex ... Himself
Freeway ... Himself

R. Kelly ... Himself

Ghostface Killah ... Himself

Beyoncé Knowles ... Herself

Mike D ... Himself

Tim Mosley ... Himself (as Timbaland)

Q-Tip ... Himself

Usher Raymond ... Himself

Slick Rick ... Himself

Rick Rubin ... Himself
Afeni Shakur ... Herself
Beanie Sigel ... Himself

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself

Twista ... Himself
Voletta Wallace ... Herself

Kanye West ... Himself

Pharrell Williams ... Himself
Jaguar Wright ... Herself

Directed by
Patrick Paulson 
Michael John Warren 
Produced by
Randy Acker .... co-producer
Zennia M. Barahona .... post-production producer
Robert Ezrin .... producer
Andrew Fried .... associate producer
Jay Z .... executive producer (as Jay-Z)
Jon Kamen .... executive producer
Rich Kleiman .... producer
John Meneilly .... executive producer
Rick Mordecon .... co-producer
Frank Scherma .... executive producer
Justin Wilkes .... producer
Cinematography by
Jonathan Boehr 
Theron Smith 
Film Editing by
Jim Helton 
Jonah Moran 
Ron Patane 
Adam Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Gary Westcott 
Production Management
Liz Bradley .... production supervisor
Art Department
Peter Aquinde .... assistant to production designer
Nathan Copan .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Rich Cutler .... sound editor
Corey Gibson .... sound mixer
Mike Patrick .... sound recordist
Mary Ellen Porto .... sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Robert Cooper .... lighting crew chief
Tyler D'Askquith .... camera operator
Glenn Felton .... dimmer technician
Nick Jackson .... lighting account manager
Luke McCoubrey .... additional photographer
Theron Smith .... cinematographer (2003)
Tom Thompson .... lighting technician
Joe Victoria .... jib operator
Animation Department
Vello Virkhaus .... animation director
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Dan Hacker .... post-production engineer
Zachary MacDonald .... post-production
Brett Mason .... on-line editor
Buckley W. Morgan .... assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... post-production
Christian Zak .... digital intermediate producer
Other crew
Randy Buzzelli .... tour manager
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
Drew Findley .... video programmer
Demetri Jagger .... film projectionist
Andrew Kimmel .... transcriber
Christopher Lagdamen .... production assistant
Scott Floyd Lochmus .... consulting director
Sean Ludlam .... production coordinator
Becky Mendoza .... production assistant
Davi Russo .... graphics creative director
Brett Goffin .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jay Z: Fade to Black" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual lyrics
USA:109 min | Argentina:109 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Already a classic hiphop video, 28 November 2004
Author: Piedreau from Utrecht

If you're a Jay Z fan this registration is a trip down memory lane. The concert and the backgrounds behind the songs off the Black Album are portrayed and during one last concert at Madison Square Garden the roof is blown off by one of rap's most talented mc's. Starring everyone from Mary J Blige, Beyonce to R. Kelly as guest performers this show has it all. One hell of a concert will give you insights into his music and if you weren't a fan yet, you will be after the credits roll.

Most hiphop or concert videos are done poorly. A few takes behind the scenes of bored band members and screaming groupies tell you nothing your imagination couldn't have figured out for itself. This movie however shows new insights into the way the collaboration with different artists works and yet doesn't distract from it's main purpose: show you the music, send you the vibe people must have had at the concert at Madison Square Garden.

Top notch!

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