Science Says Listening To 50 Cent Will Help You Get Your Next Job

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On one of the many hits from his debut album, 50 Cent famously claimed, “If I can’t do it, homie, it can’t be done.”

In the decade since, he’s proven that such profound confidence wasn’t
without merit. He’s sold millions of albums, launched successful
business ventures into the worlds of film, fashion, energy drinks and
audio products — plus plenty more on that resume.

And now, he’s tackling his next task: Getting you a job.

Kind of.

A recently-published research paper called “The Music of Power” in Social Psychological and Personality Science
finds that listening to music can help affect the way that you feel
about and approach a situation, and thus the way that you perform — in
everything from athletics to the workplace.

“One thing we know from prior research is that people who feel powerful tend to make the first offer in negotiations,” explained Derek Rucker,
one of the authors of the study and a professor at the Northwestern
University Kellogg School of Management. “Essentially, power is a
propensity to act, to take charge of the situation… Empowering music
might be used strategically to get us in the right frame of mind.”

The researchers tested a number different songs and subjects to see
how they would respond, and then broke them into “high-power” and
“low-power” categories. 50 Cent and his anthemic “In da Club” were in
that former category, along with songs like Queen’s “We Will Rock You,”
and 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready for This.” Heavy bass was an important
factor in determining the effectiveness of a song, according to the

So, next time you’ve got a job interview, or a big meeting with your boss, or a first date — tee up that classic Fif.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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