Kanye West fans gather around, because Netflix is releasing a documentary about the enigmatic rapper called Jeen-Yuhs. The three-part project — which has been over 20 years in the making — is "an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye's experience," according to the streaming giant. The archival documentary will focus on West's life and career, from his early days trying to break into the music industry up until today, analysing his reputation "as a global brand and artist." It will also follow West's journey from becoming a rap artist to a businessman, and will touch on his failed 2020 presidential bid, as well as the death of his mother, Donda West.
In a first look teaser of the documentary, Netflix shared behind-the-scenes footage of a young West with rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) as they exchange lyrics from their early collaboration "Two Words" from West's debut album, The College Dropout. The documentary will be codirected by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, two of West's collaborators who previously worked on his "Jesus Walks" and "Through the Wire" music videos. Hints of the documentary were first reported by Billboard back in April, which shared that the multi-part docuseries sold for a whopping $30 million to the streamer. Jeen-Yuhs is reportedly set for a 2022 debut, but a specific premiere date has yet to be announced — more details to come. See the teaser ahead.