Despite his extremely successful career and having amassed billions of dollars in net worth, Kanye still has his foot on the gas. Ye has reportedly begun work on Donda II and will take the stage as a headliner at Coachella in 2022. But that is not all. Rolling Stone reports that a highly anticipated, three-part Kanye West documentary movie will hit theaters on February 10 (2022), followed a week later by a Netflix rollout.
jeen-yuhs – apparently a combination of one of Kanye’s nicknames, Yeezus, and an obvious play on the word ‘genius,’ a word that has been a topic of debate through the years regarding West – will be the title of the trilogy. Like anything that has West’s name on it, its release will be as unique as any other. He will release the film in 3 parts over the course of several weeks, not too dissimilar to the lengthy rollout of his studio album Donda in 2021. West is a master of self-promotion and it would be shocking if the strategy did not pay huge dividends. In this same context, it is notable that Netflix rarely allows a theatrical release for their films.
Coodie and Chike are the directors of the film. The duo has been behind several of West’s music videos through the years and have apparently been filming endless reels of Kanye recordings over the last 22 years, something that will result in a ton of unseen footage.
The CEO of Iconic Events, the company in charge of rolling out the theatrical release, said in a statement, “For any fan or student of music today, this documentary is a must-see event…” He continued, “jeen-yuhs is a film that offers rare and compelling insight into [Kanye West’s] world.”
The world awaits.