Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, finally had his highly anticipated docuseries drop on the popular Netflix platform with Act 1.
This is what is encapsulated on the Netflix released docuseries jeen-yuhs which goes into depth on the hip hop star.
On February 10th, jeen-yuhs (Act 1), the first of a trilogy, was released in select theaters nationwide. It was also a select few who were able to view the film before it reached a mass audience through Netflix. The three-part documentary series, which rolls out on Netflix weekly beginning Wednesday February 16th.
The three-part West documentary directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah. Simmons begins the journey with West in 2002, just at the genesis of Kanye wanting to move from producer to rapper.
At 1 hour and 30 minutes long, Act 1 of the jeen-yuhs trilogy focuses on early footage. We see West and his mother, Donda, at his childhood home. We learn from the mouth of his own mother Donda that “Kanye was always self-absorbed in a way,” in Act 1.
We also get the back story of what led to West’s dispute with his mentor Dug Infinite. Viewers are treated to the true vision of Kanye’s passion to transition into the world of hip hop from an artist perspective, instead of his first steps as a producer. Coodie Simmons explained during the film, “After producing half of The Blueprint, his sights were set on getting signed with the number one rap label, Roc-A-Fella Records. He just needed to convince Jay-Z and his co-founders Dame Dash and Biggs that he deserved a spot on the Roc. So one day, we decided to bum-rush their office, and I kept my camera rolling.”
Act 1 of the jeen-yuhs documentary is available for streaming now on Netflix.
Check out the reactions below online so far.
This @kanyewest documentary is truly a poignant piece of work. I've been on board since the "Get Well Soon" mixtape, so this delves into that era seamlessly for me. Donda West is a national treasure, and really reminds me of my mom, English teacher and allllll…
— TS/No BS/Only Sip VX (@TheSickestDrama) February 16, 2022
Seeing Kanye with his mom made me CRY.
— amaan (@amaan_steinitz) February 16, 2022
Kanye is the best artist at creating/marketing traction around his name before an album drops. Its actually insane.
— Terrin (@_Terrin_) February 16, 2022
KANYE HAS BEEN PREDICTING HIS FUTURE FOR A LONG TIME https://t.co/DgQbfSF8hr
— Chidi Anagonye (@Gedreven_) February 16, 2022