Paramount Classics willrelease Pat Paulson and Michael John Warren's hip-hop documentary Fade ToBlack on Nov 5 in North America. Thefilm features rapper Jay-Z's farewell solo concert in New York's Madison SquareGarden as well as live guest appearances by Beyonce, Mary J Blige, MissyElliott, and R Kelly. It also includes footage of Jay-Z recording the BlackAlbum.
Fade To Black, is an @radical.media and Marcy Projectsproduction. Bob Ezrin, Rich Kleiman and Justin Wilkes produced and Shawn Carter(Jay-Z) served as executive producer with John Meneilly, Jon Kamen and FrankScherma.
"I was on thebiggest stage in the world, with some of the biggest stars in music, and wepulled off the perfect night," Jay-Z said in a statement.
"This was theultimate dream growing up in Brooklyn. I went from Marcy to Madison Square."
"This filmcaptures the power and excitement of the on-stage performance and Jay-Z'screation, commitment and dedication to his craft," @radical.media's Jon Kamenadded.
@radical.media'sfeature credits include this year's best documentary Academy Award winner FogOf War, the'rockumentary' Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, and George Harrison concert documentaryConcert For George.
ParamountClassics' end of year release schedule also includes Brad Anderson's TheMachinist starringChristian Bale.