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Coodie Simmons


Coodie Simmons


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Filmmaker, director, screenwriter, and cinematographer Coodie Simmons, one half of the creative duo Coodie and Chike, has been bringing his creative talents to the music and entertainment industry for over a decade. Born Clarence Ivy Simmons Jr., his first notable project was the music video for Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” in 2003, which would become the first of many collaborations between Ye and the duo. Through their production banner Creative Control founded in 2007, Coodie and Chike would go on to work with other artists such as Common, Erykah Badu, Wale, Mos Def, Rick Ross, Joey Badass and more. In addition to their contributions to the music scene, the duo also flexed their cinematic muscles and created various films and documentaries over the years. Those projects include their critically acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 film Benji, the short film Good Morning, and most recently jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, Act 1 for Netflix earlier this February.

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