It is played especially outdoors, in public places at loud volume; and carried on one shoulder with loudspeakers facing the head.
It is assumed that bypassers share the same musical taste.
Ghettoblaster is a term that can be considered insulting or complimentary depending on the context. The word originated in the US, apparently reflecting the belief that they are popular in poor inner-city neighborhoods (ghettos), especially those populated by black Americans. Ghettoblaster rather than boom box became the common term in the UK and Australia for large portable stereos, perhaps because it carried less meaning.
The term carries a connotation of power and disregard of social rules.
The word is racially inflammatory in some circumstances but has also been embraced as a term of black, urban pride — and, like many such terms, has been adopted by parts of the non-black American community. It is used as the name of at least one magazine and one recording company, and is also a popular stereotype element typically associated with funk, hip-hop and rap, African-American culture, '70s and '80s culture, breakdancing, and even racist jokes.
Playing loud music on the bus.
Talking on the phone and talking loud for everyone to hear you business
Stop Ghetto-blasting your music.
Loud wanna be ghetto white girls talking in slang Ghetto-Blaster