Psychologists found a reason for you to have bass-face all of the time.

Next time you’re preparing for a job interview, toss out the self-help books and inspirational quotes from your parents. Instead, focus on which 50 Cent hit rocked your high school world. That’s right — the rapper with the linguistic depth of a badger has the jam selection to help you ace your next job interview. 

Psychologists at Northwestern University discovered this disturbing G-Unit breakthrough while trying to understand the psychological empowerment of music. To test their hypothesis, the psychologists subjected two groups of participants to two minutes of bass-throbbing jams before sending them into a job interview — each group listening to a heavy or light bass rendition of the same song. And believe it or not, you should ever turn down.

Researchers found that those participants who were subjected to bass-heavy renditions of 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” reported feeling more confident and in control when approaching an interview opposed to participants who listened to the low-bass delight, Biggie’s “Big Poppa.” Researchers believe this anomaly is not a result of not listening to Biggie 101 but instead the human association of booming tones with large, powerful objects. Maybe so, but results still had a positive correlation.
“Just as professional athletes might put on empowering music before they take the field to get them in a powerful state of mind,” says lead researcher Derek Rucker, “you might try [this] in certain situations where you want to be empowered.”
Exactly. And what’s even more beautiful is that this little psychological empowerment of music trick effortlessly applies to other aspects of your life. Next time you’re negotiating with your boss, tackling an exam or telling your parents you’re joining Ringling Brothers, turn up the 50 Cent and then take them to the candy shop.