With rapper Nas, hip-hop is alive at Harvard ‘Knowledge is power’ rapper helps raise archive’s profile ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Professor Marcyliena Morgan first floated the idea of establishing a hip-hop archive at Harvard University more than a decade ago. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff After some tumultuous years in transition, the Hiphop Archive is firmly settled back at Harvard. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Harvard is a much more natural fit than some assume, said Morgan. “Hip-hop has an incredible ego, and so does Harvard.” Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Professor Marcyliena Morgan taught a class at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Theodore Miller is a teaching assistant. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The archive includes books, magazines, recordings, and ephemera that enhance the study of hip-hop. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Anna Neumann told the class she chose the name “DJ Illegal.” She sits near a wall that was tagged by visitors to the archive.