Second annual Hip Hop Literacies Conference set for May 9-11.

Ohio State University's second annual Hip Hop Literacies Conference is going down May 9-11 in various campus venues. This year's topic: "Globalization of Black Popular Culture." Among the featured keynote speakers is MC Lyte; the pioneering female rapper will discuss her experiences as a woman in hip-hop and will perform "a special hit medley performance" at the evening concert Friday, May 11 in Hitchcock Hall 131. Check the conference website for the full schedule of events and speakers. (via DoneWaiting)