The tale of the Most Famous College Dropout

 The weekly episodic release of Kanye West’s new documentary, “Jeen-Yuhs” began airing on Netflix on February 16, 2022 and consisted entirely of three, hour and a half episodes. 

   The premier episode, first shown at the Sundance Film Festival this year, focuses on Ye’s struggle to be recognized as more than a producer, by presenting his rap ability to multiple record labels. During this time he completed Through the Wire, Slow Jamz, All Falls Down, and Jesus Walks.

  Sadly, after the release of College Dropout the producer/cameraman for this documentary, Clarence “Coodie” Simmons lost most contact with Ye, and the documentary takes us into Kanye from a new outside perspective. 

   From his mother’s death all the way until Ye’s 2016 Presidential candidacy, we only receive bits and pieces of his struggles, while we get to see parts of Coodie’s own life, such as the birth and raising of his daughter Ivy Simmons

   The final episode of this trilogy takes us through a few weeks of present day Kanye’s life and the development of his latest album Donda, a tribute to his late mother Donda West. In addition, Coodie reflects on his history with Kanye, for a bittersweet ending to this wonderful journey.

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