WATCH: Kanye West and Mos Def Trade Rhymes in Documentary Trailer

Submitted by notoriousclassics on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 15:53
L-R: Mos Def, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams in 2005

Last weekend, Netflix unveiled a first look at Jeen-Yuhs, their forthcoming three-part documentary on the life and career of Kanye West.

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In the clip, filmed in New York in 2002, West - then known as an up-and-coming producer with credits on Jay-Z's The Blueprint and The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse - trades a capella verses with Mos Def on what would become "Two Words," a cut from West's solo debut The College Dropout (2004).

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Jeen-Yuhs is created by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah of the Creative Control studio, which will produce alongside Time Studios. (The duo previously directed the video for "Through the Wire" and one of three clips for "Jesus Walks.") The documentary, which will stream on Netflix sometime in 2022, features footage of West the rapper allowed the duo to film over the last two decades.