I believe the music you ingest should satisfy your soul and bring you to a beautiful state of mind. its not just something to fill the silence with but its the soundtrack of your life. and i personally have no intention of filling my life with lyrics about "b**ches and hoes and cadillacs". im not against rap but havent found many talented arists in that genre.
My focus ranges from indie rock to punk to reggae to anyone talented. i enjoy music that showcases instruments like acoustic/electric guitars, pianos, violins, tambourines, xylophones, drums, cellos, harmonicas, bells, ukuleles, mandolins, keyboards.
Besides math, music is one of the only universal languages that everyone can relate to. music is my medicine when i feel low and its a therapy that everyone should take advantage of.
If all you listen to is standard mainstream FM radio in your car and dont expose yourself to music you have never heard before then you are not embracing all the elements of music the way i do. music is my religion. i worship this feeling of freedom daily. i believe the music you listen to becomes a part of who you are.