Here’s Some Vaulted Footage From Kanye West’s ‘jeen-yuhs,’ Of The “Slow Jamz” Video Shoot

blame it on Meka March 2, 2022

By now many of you have seen at least some clips from the Netflix special jeen-yuhs: a Kanye Trilogy, which follows Kanye West throughout his two decade long career. Director Coodie Simmons shot hundreds of hours of footage of West throughout the years, and naturally most of that footage ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor.

Simmons has shared some said footage with TIME, which offers fans a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the video for the single “Slow Jamz,” which also featured Twista and Jamie Foxx (in the documentary, there is a scene which shows Foxx and West in the studio working on the song). “At the time, West had just achieved his first major success as a solo artist: the single ‘Through the Wire,’ which detailed the aftermath of his nearly-fatal car crash and was climbing the charts both in the U.S. and abroad,” TIME says about the clip. “While he hoped to replicate the success of the song and its video (which was directed by West, Simmons, and Chike Ozah), the “Slow Jamz” shoot was far more tortured, plagued by creative differences, logistical problems, and financial limitations.”

In other words, Kanye is spazzing throughout. Which is, well, just a Wednesday for the guy.

Either way, jeen-yuhs is out in its entirety on Netflix. Watch the extra footage below.