A conference about hip-hop takes place on the UA campus on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8; free. Unless otherwise noted, events are in the UA Kiva Auditorium, School of Education, 1430 E. Second St. Thursday, Feb. 7: Susan Somers-Willett presents "'Poetry to Oversee the Dance Floor and the Streets': Saul Williams and the Hybrid Lyric," at 2 p.m.; Halifu Osumare presents "The Poetics and Politics of Ghanaian Hiplife Hip-Hop in West Africa," at 3 p.m.; and Hip-Hop Unplugged
features readings, a slam and performance at 7 p.m., in the Dorothy Rubel Room of the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Friday, Feb. 8: Seth Whidden presents "Confrontation and Métissage in French Rap's Latest Wave: Binary Audjo Misfits, Oxmo Puccino and Zone Libre," at 9:30 a.m.; Alain Milon Presents "Illegal Mural Expressions in France," at 11 a.m.; Marcyliena Morgan presents "The Hip-Hop Critic in Political Cultures," at 3 p.m.; and DJ Odilon, Cochise Genet and the Human Project perform at 7 p.m., in the UA Student Union Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd. Visit hip-hop.arizona.edu
for more information.