I love music, all kinds really, it plays at our house almost non stop. I love listening to good old rap. Cube, Dre, Snoop, Above the Law, NWA, LL, Kurrupt, etc... However, if you need music to pump you up, you have problems. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice pick me up on occassion, but I train to all kinds of music - rap, rock, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, George Straight, Willie Nelson, Rage, Stones, sometimes I like it completely silent.