Jay Z - Fade to Black
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Its unlikely that the full impact of the live performances will hit home to viewers unfamiliar with Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella Records stable of artists. Another frustration is trying to identify the array of visitors who trade raps on Jays stage. Included in the star-studded lineup are Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Pharell, Ghostface Killah, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, and R. Kelly. One unmistakable figure--and we do mean figure--is Jays squeeze Beyonce, who raises the temperature and the roof with her skimpy outfit, flowing hair, soulful yowl, and sexed-up dance routine that leaves her boyfriend and the whole of Madison Square Garden slack-jawed with animal desire.
Twenty cameras captured the event, and some of the most powerful sequences are sweeping moves across the swirling, blissed-out masses as they lip sync along in perfect unison with Jay-Zs complex, profane, quick-witted raps. Less effective are intermittent cutaway segments that show the artist in various studio settings working up beats and rhymes. These amateurish home video breaks may give some insight to Jays perfectionism and dedication to his craft, but they detract from the visceral power of the beautifully executed performance footage. --Ted Fry
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p.s. I saw a friend in the audience a few times, she was rockin hard. Wish I lived in the NY. Young old, everybody got down at once.
NOTE: Watch this in Surround Sound - you will get the full effect of the concert. Otherwise, the Musicians will sound, as suchalady on the reviews put it, like they were screaming like someone was trying to kill them.-m
Now I HAVE to address the "Martee" person. First of all never, ever put down anyone's culture, because that shows how much of an educated person YOU are. I must ask if you even watched the DVD. You obviously haven't, because if you did you see that what Jay does is an art, and he mastered it. Did you know that Jay-Z does not write down his lyrics at all, it is all in his head. He never forgot anyone of them. That is nothing short of brilliant. Oh, Oh I've got to address this quote, "Hey kids dont get an education, dont be responsible dont have any class and you too can be a rap or pop star" OMG, this goes on my "MOST IG-NANT QUOTES I'VE HEARD ALL DAY" Yeah I said Ig-nant, because that was 1,000 times worse then being ignorant. YEAH I'm bashing your review because, your review wasn't a review. It was just hate mail for Jay, you actually have to see the DVD to review. I will have you know I am not a "laughable moron". I'm a Honor Student at a Georgia School of Excellence. And What!?!
(Wow, I didn't know I wrote that much on him/her, that guy really pissed me off)
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Anyone who likes the "behind the scenes" type of videos, this is for you.Published 1 month ago by gregory
The CD was very very scratchy and did not even play. That's what I get for buying a used DVD. It was good that I didn't spend that much on the DVD I would have been very upset. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dreamgirl