Directors of Kanye West documentary ‘jeen-yuhs’ discuss the Netflix project

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“This dude was not afraid of anything”

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Cudi Simmons and Cheek Oza, the two directors behind the upcoming Kanye West documentary Jean-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, has shared some details about the Netflix project.

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The “intimate” three-part film — which first came out during Netflix’s livestream TUDUM event in September — will capture two decades of the rapper’s life and career; It promises to showcase “both my life as a global brand and artist and my early days trying to break into today’s life”.

Ahead of the documentary’s 2022 premiere, longtime friends and collaborators of Kanye West Simmons and Oza sat down to discuss jean yuso, as well as West’s career trajectory, ‘Netflix Playlist’ showcase during Thursday (December 2).


Part of the seating recalls Simmons meeting West – now legally known as Yeh – for the first time, when he was a kid coming to a local Chicago barbershop for haircuts.

“He would come with the beats,” Simmons recalls in the clip. “I remember he had that one beat JAY-Z chose from H to Izz-O later in life [‘Izzo (H.O.V.A.)’], Yo, it was so sick. Here is this kid with braces… a genius. This dude was not afraid of anything.”

Ozah describes the film as a “complete history lesson in music”. He continued: “We’re crossing generations in three movies. In the end, Kanye is collaborating with actors who were kids. But the crazy part is that Kanye is a throughline; the endings are equally relevant. As in the beginning as their music stands the test of time.”

You can see the pair discussing jean yuso Down:

Earlier this week it was revealed that Kanye West is currently working on a plan to help the homeless population of Los Angeles.


According to tmz, the rapper has joined forces with philanthropic organizations to tackle the problem in the California city. It is said that he recently sat down with the Reverend Troy Vaughn, CEO of the homeless charity Mission, to outline four ways he can help.

The rapper and producer wants to continue providing food to the homeless by partnering with various charities in LA. Additionally, he is looking at using his companies to provide education, jobs and housing to those in need.

Meanwhile, on tour and promotional duties for Kanye West’s 2004 debut album The Famous Bear Dressup, college dropout, has been put up for sale for $1 million (£740,000).

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