The most in-depth look at West's life and career to date, Mark Beaumont's new book lifts the mask to expose the man behind the endless myths. Featuring quotes from all of the major players in West's life, Kanye West: God and Monster traces his life from the suburbs of Chicago through art school and rap apprenticeships to recording in the coolest studios of New York and Hawaii with the biggest names in music, revolutionizing hip-hop at every step of the way. Beaumont documents every rumor and revelation, details the wildest extravagances and biggest ego blow-ups of this true rap original.
MARK BEAUMONT is a leading award-winning music journalist and has written for NME, The Guardian, Uncut and Classic Rock. He is the author of the bestseller Out of This World: The Story of Muse and Jay Z: The King of America, both published by Omnibus Press. He lives in London.