Beaumont argues there's more to Kanye West than this -- a May 4, 2015 photo op with Kim Kardashian at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
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Anyone who's glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye West as a flashy rapper who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.While Beaumont is deft at analyzing West's lyrics and relating them to the rapper's life experiences, including so many examples becomes repetitive and tedious and breaks the book's narrative flow.Beaumont suggests that while West is now a "god" in music, he had a tough time breaking in.West often burrows in hotels and makeshift studios for months with little sleep, barely stopping to eat, as he constantly rearranges songs up until a record release.Beaumont hails West as innovative and riveting.
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