Whether you love him or hate him, Kanye West’s impact on the cultural zeitgeist has been unparalleled for two decades. The transcendent artist has ridden the wild rollercoaster of success, and now the public will step inside his journey via Netflix’s JEEN-YUHS three-part documentary. Making its debut in February, the streaming giant gave viewers a taste of what’s to come in a newly released trailer.
Lasting roughly a minute, the teaser begins with a vintage clip of Ye chilling in New York with hip hop artist Rhymefest, where the latter asks why West should call himself a genius. Like a visual prophecy, the rest of the short montage then proceeds to show short snippets of the artist in the studio with Jay-Z and Pharrell, performances on stage and the iconic moment of Kid Cudi at his Yeezy Season / The Life of Pablo listening party.
However, the trailer also touches on his life-altering 2002 car accident, where the rapper required reconstructive surgery on his face. Likely referring to the humbling experience, Kanye narrates over of the back half of the video: “It was like God saying, ‘I’m about to hand you the world, just know at any given time I could take it away from you.'”
JEEN-YUHS is scheduled to release exclusively on Netflix on February 16.
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