Originally Posted by nooshinjohn
Having served my country, I will defend your right to do just that, but don't insult my intelligence by saying that this nation is an oppressor of anyone. And before you spout some left-wing ideology on me( I was raised by the best) I suggest that you read your history and know it well. Has America been perfect, hell no! have we lived up to our founding principles...hell no! In spite of this, do people still come from all over the globe to become a part of the greatest nation on earth? HELL YES! You should ask yourself why that is before you buy into the OWS hype.
The other part of your post... the "inequality" part is also basically bs. If that were the case today, as it certainly was in the beginning, you wouldn't see so many blinged out Phantom's and Lambo's in the videos of today. I see gangster-style rap as nothing more than a recruitment tool for the thug-life.http://voices.yahoo.com/drug-dealers...981.html?cat=9
I choose not to listen to it...
Amazing how a question about rap music on a particular set of gear ends up with how great the nation of the United States of America is. FYI, your country is not God's gift to the planet, and if you check up on it, it's not even close to rated the "greatest nation on earth" by the rest of us that occupy it. Yes people move there for greater opportunity than they would otherwise have in their respective countries but the holier than thou attitude is why there is such lack of respect for the USA globally.
To answer the posters question yes, you can listen to rap music on your maggies, or a mono speaker, or the cheapest headphones that you can find for a 60k recording on your iPad. Equipment (or lack thereof) does not dictate what you can listen to, only how good or limited it can sound. I have no personal experience with Maggies and from what I have heard of them if they are bass shy then then may not be the best for cranking those deep bass tones, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the style or message to your hearts content.
Audiophiles are a strange and elitist bunch much of the time and if you aren't listening to the classics (Jazz, Classical, or something with unearthly vocals) on equipment that costs as much as your house and cables close to the worth of your car, then you just aren't doing it right and have no business trying to listen to anything. I say, enjoy the music however and whenever you can on whatever equipment you can justify. If you can't afford anything then hum, whistle, or sing to yourself and let others opinions float in the breeze.
For the record, I don't limit myself to any specific genre of music. You will find in my collection something from just about any musical genre and if someone has brought a good song/artist to my attention it typically gets added regardless of style. I do however draw the line at extremely negative messages or high levels of profanity in music. I was born an audiophile and have spend my free time fulfilling that part of my soul.