Fans of Ye, the rapper and record producer who changed his name from Kanye West, can mark February 16 in their calendars, with the release of Netflix jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogya three-part documentary series on the artist.
Netflix recently shared the official trailer for the documentary. It shows what fans can expect from the upcoming insider’s look, including a clip of Ye from 2002, in which he talks to rapper Rhymefest. Other famous names who have been professionally associated with the Grammy Award winner also appear in the clip.
Here’s everything we know about jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy
What does the trailer show?
In the jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy trailer, Ye and Rhymefest share a friendly banter.
“Me and Fest had a fight. I feel like he disrespected me, man. I tried to say that I was not a genius, shit,” Ye said.
Rhymefest replies, “But who are you to call yourself a genius?”
The trailer then continues to show Ye’s life over the years. There are flashes of his first event, The Life of Pablo, and appearances from illustrious names, including Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z, whom Ye worked with. It also shows images of his mother, Donda, who died in 2007.
A documentary “21 years of filming”
“The lives of an emerging superstar and a filmmaker intertwine in these intense and intimate docuseries chronicling the career of Kanye West, filmed over two decades”, describes Netflix on its site.
The streaming giant also says it’s “an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye West’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a as a global brand and artist”.
On the official site of the docuseries, a ticker at the bottom of the screen reads: “Twenty-one years in the making”, implying the time covered in jeen-yuhs.
Previous reports on jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy
In 2021, Billboard reported that Netflix had acquired the documentary for $30 million, but Variety later said the figure may not be accurate.
Nonetheless, the docuseries promises to show never-before-seen footage of Ye taken by collaborators Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah.
Other jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy released
Those attending the virtual Sundance Film Festival will be able to see jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy on January 23, a few weeks before the Netflix release.
The first part, titled Act 1 (Vision)will be played in theaters for one day on February 10.
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