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Netflix has announced that jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy will premiere on 16 February.
The film, which the streaming service is describing as a “once in a lifetime three-week global event”, will chronicle the entirety of the often controversial rapper’s career.
Featuring never-before-seen footage of West in the studio and performing, “Act 1” of the series will also be released in cinemas on 10 February.
The film is directed by Coodie & Chike, who were responsible for many of West’s music videos, including “Jesus Walks” and “Through the Wire”.
Their previous documentary was Benji, which was about Ben Wilson, a young basketball player who was killed in a shooting aged just 17.
In a newly released teaser for the documentary, viewers can see West in the studio with Rhymefest back in 2002 arguing over whether the future presidential nominee is a genius.
The trailer also shows West in the studio with the likes of Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Kid Cudi.
A previous teaser for jeen-Yuhs showed West freestyling what would eventually become “Two Words” with longtime collaborator Mos Def.
Jeen-Yuhs is also scheduled to play at the Sundance Film Festival. The festival recently announced that the event would be taking place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.
Step inside the journey of Kanye West, over twenty years in the making.
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In a statement, producer and Time Studios president Ian Orefice commented: “Filmmakers Coodie and Chike have created an extraordinary film and we’re honored that they have trusted TIME Studios to produce jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy.”