Jay-Z: Fade to Black

2004 R 1h 50m DVD

Jay-Z: Fade to Black

2004 R 1h 50m DVD
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Rapper Jay-Z narrates this film shot during his 2003 concert tour at New York City's Madison Square Garden, following the release of "The Black Album." The artist is captured onstage and behind the scenes during his solo concert. Viewers can also watch him as he works his genius in the recording studio. Special guest artists include R. Kelly, Beyoncé Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and more.
Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Damon Dash, Beyoncé Knowles, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly
Patrick Paulson, Michael John Warren
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie contains some strong language. While there is no on-screen sex, drug use or violence, Jay-Z's lyrics are occasionally sexually explicit, and include references to drug use and violence. Generally, the profane remarks are part of stand-alone boasts, rather than a unified worldview. If the viewer is unfamiliar with hip-hop lingo, many references will go by too quickly to be understood.

Sexual Content

Oblique references to sex.


Lyrics include repeated threats of violence.


Plenty of swears, frequent use of the "n" word

Social Behavior

Overvaluation of material possessions, objectification of women.


Lots of brand-names everywhere, and commercialism is celebrated.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to drinking, marijuana.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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