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Kanye Tells Netflix To "Open The Edit Room" So He Can Be In Charge Of 'Jeen-Yuhs'

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Netflix’s new Kanye West documentary will tackle his career in music and fashion, the death of his mother, and his presidential run.
Streaming Of course it’s called jeen-yuhs. Say what you will about the controversial Kanye West, but the rapper’s illustrious 21-year career spanning music production and fashion design provides more than enough fodder for a documentary — or three. Naturally, Netflix already jumped on the opportunity. The 22-time Grammy winner will have his own three-part documentary series on the streaming platform titled jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy. News of the jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy documentary first broke last April 6, when Billboard reported directors and longtime Ye collaborators Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah (Coodie and Chike) would helm the project. Coodie, especially, has been filming the 44-year-old Yeezy designer since 1998 at Jermaine Dupri’s party. Next month, the trio’s decades-long collaboration finally comes to streaming fruition. Here’s everything to know about Kanye West’s Netflix documentary series, including its release date and contents. Per the Billboard report, the series will tackle his music and fashion career, his 2020 presidential bid, and the death of his mother, Donda West. As for the never-before-seen footage, it’s unclear what exactly will be included in the three films but expect a lot of intimate, archival footage from very early on in West’s career. After all, Coodie and Chike, known for chronicling hip-hop culture, have two decades’ worth of footage of the “Heartless” rapper. “The first time Kanye did a song with Jay-Z, we’re documenting that. The first time Kanye let Pharell [Williams] hear ‘Through the Wire’ we documented, we right there,” Coodie said in a Director on Director special discussing the project. The duo even directed some of his early music videos, including “Jesus Walks” and “Through the Wire,” which Coodie reveals happened spontaneously. “We in the dentist’s office, he’s getting the wires off his mouth, and we like, ‘Man, we should do a video for ‘Through the Wire,’” Coodie said in the interview.

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