In April, we reported on Netflix acquiring the rights to a documentary about controversial artist Kanye West. Nearly six months later and we finally have the first trailer for the much-anticipated film Jeen-Yuhs.
The trailer is a two-minute clip filmed in 2002 showing West and fellow rapper Yasiin Bay (formerly Mos Def) performing a freestyle. The rhymes that the two drop will eventually be turned into songs Two words appeared on West’s debut album Drop out of college. It’s a glimpse behind the scenes of West before his meteoric rise and a hint of what’s to come. Check out the trailers below:
The three-part documentary is co-directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah. The two are close friends of West and have filmed his life and career for two decades.
It is believed that the doc will delve into West’s early life in Chicago, his work as a producer and later as a rapper, his ventures into the world of fashion and more Controversy hindered his career. It is unknown whether the film will focus on his divorce from Kim Khardasian or his recent real estate purchases.
Jeen-Yuhs is expected to hit Netflix in 2020.