This biography, the most in-depth look at Kanye's life and career to date, lifts the mask to expose the man behind the endless myths. Featuring quotes from all of the major players in Kanye'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, revolutionising hip-hop at every step of the way. It documents every rumour and revelation, details the wildest extravagances and biggest ego blow-ups of this true rap original. Exploring his life, music and controversies like never before, Kanye West: God And Monster is the ultimate profile of this legendary pop culture titan.
Mark Beaumont is a leading award-winning music journalist and has interviewed Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Blur, Muse, Keith Richards - and Jay-Z for publications such as 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.