Netflix has released the first teaser for “Jeen-yuhs,” an intimate portrait of global superstar Kanye West.
Directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, better known as Coodie and Chike, the three-act documentary follows West over a 20-year period. “Jeen-yuhs” shows behind-the-scenes footage of West as he builds his way from singer to businessman and becomes a global brand. The doc is also said to look at his failed 2020 presidential bid and the death of his mother, Donda West.
The teaser features a home video of West and Mos Def rapping their song “Two Words” from West’s 2004 album “The College Dropout.”
West finally released his long-awaited album “Donda” at the end of August, which broke records upon its release. The album set a new record by reaching No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums chart in 152 countries in 24 hours. According to Apple, in the album’s first full day of release, “Donda” was streamed over 60 million times in the U.S.
“Donda” also broke the 2021 record for being the most-streamed artist and album in one day, and “Donda” became the third most-played album on its first day of release on Apple Music ever.
Earlier this year, West won his first gospel Grammy and 22nd career Grammy for his “Jesus Is King” album, marking the first time since 2013 that he has received honors from the Recording Academy. In addition to winning traditional gospel album for “Jesus Is Born” at the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Awards, West also picked up rap/hip hop album for “Jesus Is King” and rap/hip-hop recorded song for “Follow God.”
J.M. Harper is also on board as a co-director for the three-part documentary. Coodie and Chike previously worked with West on his 2004 music video “Jesus Walks (Version 3)” and “Through the Wire.”
A premiere date for “Jeen-yuhs” has not been announced.