Rapper Kanye West’s documentary, jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy has been in the making for more than twenty years. The three-part trilogy was acquired for a staggering $30million by Netflix who now released the eerie trailer.
Created by Coodie & Chike aka Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah, the headhunters of Creative Control, this film marks their third collaboration with West after having directed the visuals for West’s ‘Through the Wire’ and the third part of ‘Jesus Walks’.
The documentary features archival footage and other domestic videos besides interviews, to provide an intimate insight into the life and persona of the rapper while tracing nearly two decades of his career trajectory and his evolution as a human being.
Although Ye has not been an active part of the documentary, he has taken interest in controlling the editing process. He even took to Instagram to talk about how he “must get final edit and approval” before its release on Netflix to “be in charge of [my own] image”.
While the filmmakers have said that he shall not have the final word, they went into further details to explain how preventing Ye from meddling with the editing process would help retain authenticity.
Confident about how the film would resonate well with his fans, Simmons said, “To keep it authentic, [the documentary] had to come from the perspective of a filmmaker.”
Eerie and sombre, the trailer offers an interesting and almost haunting portrait of Ye’s alluded genius.
jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy has released its first act at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will arrive in weekly-instalments, starting from February 16th, 2022.