The Kanye West documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy launches today on Netflix
As part of a three-part documentary film, the first act of the Kanye West documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy launched nationwide in theaters last week as a “one night only” event and has premiered today on Netflix. Split into three acts, “act 1: VISION” is available to stream while “act 2: PURPOSE” and “act3: AWAKENING” will be released each following week, consecutively.
Dating back to May 6, 2021, Netflix had stated that they acquired a documentary about Kanye West including never-before-seen archival footage from the past twenty years, covering his careers in both the music and fashion industries, the death of his mother Donda West, and his failed 2020 presidential campaign. The Kanye West documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, known as the directing duo Coodie & Chike, whom worked with Kanye on his “Through the Wire” visuals and “Jesus Walks” music video.
VISION showcases the very beginnings of Kanye’s illustrious career where he finds himself battling adversity while making the move from Chicago to New York City. PURPOSE will be released on February 23 and AWAKENING will follow on March 2.
This isn’t Kanye’s first dance with a streaming platform. During the summer of 2021, Kanye debuted his latest album Donda through an Apple Music livestream and also headlined his first gig in years with Canadian rapper Drake just a couple months ago in December. The event was streamed live on Amazon Prime Video and on Twitch.