The three-part Kanye documentary Jeen-Yuhs will see its third part coming out to Netflix this Wednesday. Ahead of the release of the final part of the documentary, Time magazine exhibited an unreleased clip from the 2004 video shoot of Kanye West, Twista, and Jamie Foxx’s No. 1 single “Slow Jamz.”
The creation of this iconic documentary required the director Coodie Simmons to shoot hundreds of hours of footage of Mr. West for over two decades. Naturally, not everything that was shot made it into the documentary. Hence a lot of footage was left in the cutting room. There is a reason why some fans are crowing for the 400-hour version of the doc.
The unreleased clip shows Kanye explaining his creative vision for the video shoot of Slow Jamz. TIME described the shoot as being “plagued by creative differences, logistical problems, and financial limitations.”
“I’m gonna keep repeating myself over and over and over again. Y’all are forcing me to be the asshole,” Kanye says in the clip. “I’m spazzing.”
It is suggested that these problems arrived because the label Roc-A-Fella where Kanye was signed at the time, wouldn’t give them a budget for the video shoot.
However, when the “Slow Jamz” video was eventually released, it swiftly rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This milestone marked the first chart-topper for Mr. West.
Check out the clip below.