Kanye West‘s Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs captures the many challenges the future rap icon faced early in his career, especially proving himself as a full-fledged artist rather than merely a producer who can rap.
TIME has found an unreleased clip from the Coodie and Chike-directed documentary that gives further light on Kanye’s creative struggles ahead of the release of jeen-yuhs’ third and final act on Wednesday (March 2).
The three-minute clip follows the College Dropout sensation on the set of his 2004 video shoot for “Slow Jamz,” which featured Twista and Jamie Foxx and was far from smooth. As his creative vision falls on deaf ears, a young Ye is seen clashing with the directors and production team.
“She just heard the explanation yesterday and it didn’t mean anything,” Kanye says while motioning toward producer Laura Keseric. “So I’ma keep repeating myself over and over and over. Y’all are forcing me to be the asshole.”
As per Hiphopdx, Kanye West’s aggravation levels rise to the point where he is on the verge of losing cool. He exclaims in the middle of the set, “I’m spazzing!”
The video has cameos from Twista, Common, and Consequence, as well as Don C, Gee Roberson, John Monopoly, and Nabil Elderkin, who would go on to direct the videos for 808s & Heartbreak’s “Welcome to Heartbreak” and Cruel Summer’s “Mercy,” adding to jeen-yuhs’ early 2000s nostalgia.
“I’m sorry, gentlemen. That’s a wrap.” an officer told the room as the tumultuous “Slow Jamz” video shoot was eventually shut down by police for unknown reasons. “That’s all there is to it.”
Despite this, “Slow Jamz” became a huge hit, spending 22 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and collecting three ASCAP awards. The song was Kanye West’s first No. 1 hit, and it helped the Roc-A-Fella rookie gain the legitimacy he had been battling for.
Behind-the-scenes footage of Kanye West (whose jaw was still healing from his automobile accident) and Jamie Foxx recording “Slow Jamz” in the studio was seen in the second episode of jeen-yuhs. Take a look at the video below.