‘jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ | Sundance 2022 Review

Directed By:

Clarence “Coodie” Simmons, Chike Ozah





Jermaine Dupri documents Kanye West’s early career life to see how far his dreams would take him. Following his days as being only known as a producer, to shedding that title and becoming one of the best rappers of our time. I remember listening to Kanye in high school. If you were to tell me then where he is now, I’d find it hard to believe. This personal look into the artist behind the off- center persona not only shows where his humble beginnings were, but also about his drive and passion for his music that made the world love him so much.

Having only seen one of the 3 episodes, I am excited to see the next two and update this review once it’s finished to give my final thoughts. I loved seeing the difference in what Kanye was like, as well as the archival footage of not only him but many other iconic artists and how they reacted to Kanye.

There’s not much else to say until I finish this, my critiques could be resolved in the second or third part, so I won’t delve into that yet. It’s a little frustrating for Sundance to only allow the first part of a documentary to air and expect a full comprehensive review of it…

Rating: 7 out of 10.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

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