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Kanye West Is to Nitrous Gas as Steve Jobs Is to LSD

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Lest we forget, Kanye West is more than a rapper, fashion designer, husband, father, and a "handsome young fella" to Iris Apfel—he's an innovator. In covering Paper magazine's April 2015 issue, Yeezy recounts all the times he made a musical innovation, from calling out his albums, Graduation to 808s & Heartbreak, to his most recent singles, "Only One" and "FourFiveSeconds." But wait, he's also more than just a musician. As he writers in Paper:

"I care about innovating. I don't care about capitalizing off of something that we've seen or heard a thousand times. I'm not a capitalist in that way. I'm an innovator. I like two things: I like innovating and I like making things better."

And that's not all, as he continued to get deeper, recalling the time when he visited the dentist and was "given nitrous gas and I was vibing out" likening it to his "version of Steve Jobs and his LSD trip." He  started thinking about "What is the meaning of life" and "What's the key to happiness?" In true Yeezy form, he answered his own questions: "To give" and "Happiness," respectively. So wise.