Update: 07/26/17 11:05 A.M. EST
The first trailer for Public Enemies: Jay-Z v Kanye has been released. Watch below, as Channel 4 unpacks the”bitter rivalry” supposedly plaguing the moguls’ friendship and careers.
K anye West dyed his hair blond, went radio silent, and reached peak mystery status immediately after he was treated at the hospital for a reported nervous breakdown. That’s why a documentary that takes a look at his childhood in Chicago is not only right on time, but welcome.
Titled Public Enemies: Jay-Z v Kanye, the purpose of the film is to unpack the rise and fall of ‘Ye and Jay’s longtime musical partnership. Documentary director Nico Wasserman sets the stage by giving fans a rare glimpse into young Kanye, the person before the fame. His childhood friends reveal a little bit about what he was like back in Chi-Town, and the kid they describe sounds a lot like what most would imagine.
In a preview released to Mail Online from Channel 4, the door to ‘Ye’s room swings open and there’s musical equipment everywhere, posters of rappers on the walls, and artwork at every turn. The suburban childhood room has remained “virtually untouched for twenty years,” Mail Online writes. As ‘Ye’s old friend Eugene McNair explains, his bedroom was the “lab,” where he and Kanye spent many hours in production mode.
Elsewhere in the clip, another friend has a lot to say about the old ‘Ye. “We went to his crib. He had all this African shit all throughout the house. He had crates of records everywhere. He had an extensive porno collection. Extensive! He had fresh clothes. So it was like, damn, he like girls, he like clothes, he like music, he like African shit, he like art. Man, you know we all jammed,” he said as he thought back on their time together.
The doc is produced by ACME Films and will air on Channel 4 this summer. Check out the quick clip here and stay tuned for more info.