Kanye West‘s Netflix documentary, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, is officially arriving next month. According to Rolling Stone, part one of the three-part film will hit theaters across the U.S. on February 10, before debuting on Netflix on February 16.
The highly anticipated documentary, which chronicles the Hip Hop titan’s career through never-before-seen archival footage, will be rolled out over a three-week period, the streaming service confirmed on Monday (January 10).
Step inside the journey of Kanye West, over twenty years in the making.
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Netflix has also released a brand new trailer for jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, which gives fans a glimpse at the historic footage they can expect to see in the documentary. The 70-second clip shows a young Kanye discussing his status as a “genius” with Rhymefest, getting dental work following his 2002 car crash, visiting his childhood home in Chicago and playing music for JAY-Z in the studio.
There’s also a cameo from Pharrell, who speaks about his admiration for the rapper, producer and fashion mogul. “Very rarely do you encounter self-contained people,” he says. “This man can do everything himself. He livin’ it.”
Directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is “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 global brand and artist,” according to Netflix.
The documentary contains footage dating back to the 1990s, when Coodie and Chike first linked up with Kanye. The duo went onto direct videos for The College Dropout tracks “Through the Wire,” “Two Words” and the third iteration of “Jesus Walks.”
jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, which sold for over $30 million last year, was scheduled to be premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival later this month, until organizers made the decision last week to shutter the in-person festival due to rising COVID-19 cases.
Watch the new trailer for jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy below.