The poet who's known as Blackman Preach unleashes power packed messages that grab listeners by the collar and proclaim, "LISTEN TO ME." The album features a few spoken word artists from the University of Minnesota and a staff poet to add the fusion of the State of the Ghetto Address. C.T. Bolton (Blackman Preach) a visionary who has produced and arranged each track on the album and has been compared to The Last Poets, Haki Matabuti, Nikki Giovonni, and Amiri Baraka. The State of the Ghetto Address is a spoken word album that fuses Hip-Hop sensibilities with the Black Arts/ Black Power Movement legacies. Listening to The State of the Ghetto Address, you will see why he is not only a poet, but a leader in the poetry movements of Bellingham, Washington; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Syracuse, New York and has worked to help other poets and gain support for the art form that continues to gain popularity across the country.