Harvard Conference To Tackle Recent Rap Murders

April 16 [14:00 EST] -- Harvard University will host a conference next month featuring many hip-hop figures and observers that examines the issues surrounding the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the university's Black Student Association announced this week.

The one day event is being called "Life After Death: Rap, Reality, and Social Responsibility," and is set for May 3rd on Harvard's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Among the confirmed attendees are rappers Chuck D, Chubb Rock, and Vinny from Naughty by Nature, and among the non-MCs are social critic Michael Eric Dyson and hip-hop journalists Reginald Dennis and James Bernard.

The conference will feature three major panel discussions, which will be punctuated by a performance by an as yet undetermined artist.