The first part of Kanye West’s documentary Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is recently released on Netflix. And it has already revealed much about the artist’s brilliance, audacity, and early life. In the latest Kanye West Netflix documentary, West struggles to get his voice heard but believes that he has something unique to bring to the table. Kanye’s drive feels inspiring and shows viewers that the young Kanye in the documentary is the same man we see now. However, the documentary is directed by Clarence ‘Coodie’ Simmons and Chike Ozah, longtime friends and collaborators of Kanye.
And it is created in a three-act structure made over 21 years. The first part of the documentary, titled Vision, takes us behind the scenes during Kanye’s early days as a producer and his desire to transition to a respected rapper. With cameos from now well-known names like Mos Def, Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and his late mother Donda West, the movie paints a picture of who Kanye was before the fame. Here are the five biggest revelations that came to light from the first part of jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy.
Kanye West Knew From The Beginning That He Was Bringing Something New To Rap
The first part of Kanye Trilogy takes us back to a time before Kanye released his now-classic debut album, College Dropout. Kanye is still in the process of working on the album when Coodie asks him to talk about what it means to him. “I feel like it’s a breath of fresh air,” Kanye tells the camera. Kanye also explained how his middle-class background and his understanding of themes like education and religion are incorporated into his music.
Kanye West’s Mother Always Shared Words Of Wisdom
One of the most adorable scenes in the first part of the documentary features Kanye’s late mother Donda West. She comes across as a very loving and gentle woman, who always encouraged Kanye to follow his dreams from the very beginning. And in one clip, Kanye’s mother, Donda West, said, “You’re down to earth and everything, but you’ve got a lot of confidence and it can come off a little arrogant, even though you’re humble and everything.” “But it’d be important to remember that the giant looks in the mirror and sees nothing.”
Kanye West Predicted His Name Change Almost 20 Years Ago
In October 2021, Kanye legally changed his name from Kanye West to Ye. However, ‘Ye’ has always been a nickname for the rapper. And in the archival clip, it was revealed that he always had the desire to get to a point in his career where he could drop the last name. In the video, while looking to the future of his career, and said, “I’m trying to get to the point where I could drop the last name off my name.” He even jokes that one day people will just call him Ye.