The film was directed by Chicago filmmaking duo, Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah (aka Coodie & Chike), who first worked together on Ye’s ‘Through the Wire’ music video in 2003.
In the trailer, Ye is asked to describe his debut album, 2004’s The College Dropout: “I feel like it’s a breath of fresh air,” he says. When an interviewer asks Ye why he believes he’s successful, he responds “I just think it was in God’s plan.”
He continues: “I think [God] has me here for a reason and I have something to say. There’s people that might be better programmers, better rappers. The way I think I really won is I had the heart.”
In a voiceover, Coodie says he knew Ye was destined for greatness more than two decades ago. He also reveals the documentary has been “21 years in the making.”
jeen-yuhs part one premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in late January. The three-parts will be rolled out on Netflix in consecutive weeks. That means it’ll overlap with the supposed release date of Ye’s new album, DONDA 2.