Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, a three-part documentary placing an intimate and revealing spotlight on the music artist and pop culture shaker that is Kanye West.
The documentary film comes from Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, the directors who have collaborated and worked with West since the artist’s breakout track “Through the Wire” back in 2002. Simmons himself had been filming West in Chicago since ’98.
“The generation right below us don’t really even know Coodie and Kanye’s relationship,” Ozah says in the press notes. “So the majority of viewers are just going to know Kanye now, and they’re not even going to know Kanye’s journey or understand how he got there. Kanye’s a billionaire, but when we first start this film, Kanye’s not a billionaire by any means. So even just seeing that growth. It’s definitely empowering. It’s going to be eye-opening.”
Whatever your thoughts may be on the polarising artist, there’s no denying the mark West has had on the musical and pop culture landscape. For fans, at least, this should offer up a fascinating insight. Netflix is promising hours of never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access of Ye over the course of his career. It’s a project that took 20 years to shoot and edit.
Netflix will release Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy in three parts – Vision, Purpose and Awakening – over three weeks, kicking off February 16th.
Synopsis for Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy:
You think you know Kanye West, but you really don’t. Get to know the man “” from his budding producer days to his rise to global icon “” in jeen-yuhs, Netflix’s epic Kanye West documentary Trilogy event chronicling 21 years of West’s life and legacy. Meet the college dropout who produced for Jay-Z, fought for a record deal, won 22 Grammy Awards and became one of the most controversial figures in pop culture. Award-winning duo Coodie & Chike, the creative forces behind West’s “Through the Wire” and “Jesus Walks” music videos and other projects, directed and produced jeen-yuhs, which features hours of legendary footage, including studio sessions, live performances, West’s conversations with his late mother and appearances from top musicians like Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Common, Mos Def, Scarface and BeyonceÌ.