CU Students Meet 50 Cent at QVC
December 6, 2012
QVC crew gets feedback from Aaron Yancey and Isaac Harden about 50 Cent's new headphones which launched Tuesday at the West Chester, PA studio.
On Tuesday, Vice President of Student Affairs and Student Life Suzanne Phillips and Rev. Elisha Morris, Coordinator of Internships, accompanied a group of Cheyney University students to the QVC headquarters in nearby West Chester. Not only was it an opportunity to see QVC's studios and learn about the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer, the outing was also a chance to meet one of the most popular rap performers in history - 50 Cent.
He was in town for a launch party for his new line of headphones - The STREET by 50 Cent. The headphones stream music from MP3 players, Smartphones or stereo systems and also feature full onboard controls and a 3.5 mm transmitter that allows up to four listeners to sync into one single source within a 50-foot range.
As the students approached the studio set, the QVC hosts encouraged them to plug their smart phones into the colorful headphones for a test run. Many students were interviewed on camera for the production which aired that night. They all raved about the sound quality and feel of the equipment. Senior Fashion Merchandising and Management major, Sam Prather, liked the style as much as the sound quality of the turquoise headset he was wearing. "I like them - they are so quiet. His use of color is fabulous. The colors are very international."
"It's like being in the studio with 50 - like he is recording an album - it's poppin,'" remarked junior Malik Williams. Dr. Phillips was also a fan. "Back in the day, there wasn't sound cancelling - these are great! I loved the bass - it's really robust." Alton Warren, criminal justice major, felt "They're better than the Dre beats. I love the cushioned ear pads and the colors are better. When you're wearing them, they block out the outside world."
Without any fanfare, 50 Cent arrived on stage to meet the students and hear their feedback. The hostess warned students, "He's shy. Make him feel comfortable." True enough, he was was very quiet but friendly as he autographed photographs and posed for pictures with every guest.