The first look at the upcoming Kanye West documentary, Jeen-Yuhs, was released on Netflix’s official YouTube account on Saturday.
During the clip, the 44-year-old rap mogul was seen with his friend and collaborator Mos Def, hanging out with a group of other individuals who marveled at the couple’s rapping skills.
The feature has been in the works for a little over two decades and is currently set to be released on the streaming service in 2022.
New content: A first look at the upcoming Kanye West documentary Jeen-Yuhs released Saturday on Netflix’s YouTube account
The clip began by indicating that the clip shown was shot in New York nearly twenty years ago.
A person then asks Mos Def to perform the song Two Words, which was released on West’s 2004 album, The College Dropout.
The 47-year-old rapper then began his verse, notably yelling at his collaborator while demonstrating his impressive grasp of puns.
The Grammy-winning songwriter went on to perform his part of the song, becoming much more animated as his part progressed in intensity.
In the past: The clip started with a text image stating that the footage shown was shot in New York nearly two decades ago
Doing their thing: In the clip, Mos Def and West played their joint track Two Words, which was released on his 2004 album The College Dropout.
The group of people present reacted to the performances of the rappers after the track and Mos Def and West also congratulated each other.
The first clip ended with the revealing that the official name of the feature was Jeen-Yuhs.
A specific release date was not given after the featurette closed, although a screen with a text image that reads ‘coming soon’ was shown.
The news about the upcoming feature was first reported by Billboard, which initially released information about the project in April.
Construction hype: News about the project was first reported by Billboard last April; West is seen in 2020
Multiple topics from the artist’s life are covered, including his failed bid for the United States presidency and the death of his mother, Donda West.
It is currently unknown if his relationship with Kim Kardashian and his family life will be featured in the film.
The media outlet also reported that Netflix has acquired the rights to the documentary for nearly $30 million, although Variety has challenged that amount.
The feature was accompanied by producing duo Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah, aka Coodie and Chike, who previously worked with the rapper on the music videos for his tracks Jesus Walks (version 3) and Through The Wire.
Solid support: The feature was aided by producing duo Coodie and Chike, who have previously worked on several of West’s music videos
The pair have previously worked on music videos for artists such as Erykah Badu and Lupe Fiasco, as well as several other documentaries.
Although Jeen-Yuhs will premiere on the streaming service next year, it hasn’t been given a release date yet.
West’s former bodyguard Steve Stanulis previously announced he would be working on a documentary about his time as part of the rapper’s security team.
In March, the media personality spoke with Page six and told the media that his post would feature never-before-heard experiences with the artist, stating, “Every day was a new adventure… There are a lot of stories I haven’t told yet.”
Another: It was previously announced that the rapper’s former bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, would be leading an artist-centric position; West is pictured in 2019
Stanulis, who was previously sued by the rapper and his legal team, noted that his film would begin with details of the case.
Specifically, he said the feature “starts with the $30 million lawsuit, and works backwards, with all the craziness.” Why don’t you address the elephant in the room?’
He pointed out that West’s team “threatened to sue me on two separate occasions — once back in time, and then on a podcast this year… they threatened to sue me again for $10 million, and my attorney responded.” and it just went away.’
Stanulis also noted that he started producing the documentary, so “no one ever has to ask me about this again.” I swear to you – whatever I do…somewhere down the line [the job with West] comes on.’
Legal Issues: Stanulis, who had previously been sued by the rapper, noted that his documentary would begin “with the $30 million lawsuit” filed against him; West is seen in 2019