In 2004, Kanye West — legally known now as Ye — rapped that his life was “history in the makin’, man.” A new documentary is out to prove that Ye was right.
jeen-yuhs follows Ye through his incredible rise from unknown Chicago rapper to global music, business and fashion mogul. Ye has certainly had a headline-worthy career, from his high-profile relationship to his high-priced fashion line to his political aspirations. He’s been open in his music and in the press about his thoughts on life, politics, even faith.
The three-part doc is directed by Coodie and Chike, long-time collaborators of Ye who have worked with the “jeen-yuhs” on projects like “Through the Wire” and “Jesus Walks (Version 3).” The duo have tracked Ye’s career and captured never-before-seen footage from massive moments in the artist’s life, including the death of his mother, Donda, in 2007 and his failed presidential run in 2020.
“Everybody is born with a genius,” co-director Coodie said in a statement. “When God blesses you with a vision and you move with belief in your purpose, you’ll be awakening to the fact that no matter what obstacles you face you will see that vision become reality. Trust God. Period.”
Part one of the documentary will be released on Netflix Feb. 16.