50 Cent has the eyes of a man who has stared down death and spat in its face. The thing about death face-spitting is it's transformative. You're a definitively different person once you've been shot nine times. I've met the artist formerly known as Curtis Jackson twice now, and each time has been a disconcerting experience--he's just not entirely there, and it's all in his eyes. Usually this is fine, since as a rapper he plays the role of a cold-blooded killer and heartless lothario, so "Nice Guy Whose Gaze Doesn't Make Babies Cry" is usually not a role he is called upon to play. However, 50's a whip-smart entrepreneur, and he knows that when he's got a product to hawk the quickest way to make it sell is to put his face in front of America and make us remember he made a little album called Get Rich Or Die Trying, so we should open up our wallets and give him all of our money.
This happened yesterday when 50 and his cold, dead doll's eyes hit QVC to hawk his line of SMS headphones, which reportedly sold out in nine minutes. Also, he shamelessly hit on the QVC ladies. It's 100% bizarre, and also I own a pair of the headphones he was selling and they're honestly not that great, even when you're listening to that Onyx song he's on where he raps from the penalty box.
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
In this new documentary, Noisey follows rising indie rockers Parquet Courts from Mexico to Texas and London as they tour to support their debut LP, 'Light Up Gold.'
Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
Yung Lean raps over pillow-fluffy beats and raps about glory holes and Arizona Iced Tea. Who the fuck is this kid? And why is he like this?
Adam Ant - The British Masters, Chapter 6
Noisey's John Doran talks with the great post-punk pop star Adam Ant about tribal body mods and layering tape.
Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.