Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop has a new book coming out. Check out this interview with him and hip-hop journalist Brian Coleman, author of Rakim Told Me: Wax Facts Straight from the Original Artists.
You could win a deal with Def Jux and a collabo with Mr. Lif.
Pretty informative site. Includes link to the hip-hop archive @ Stanford (formerly at Harvard).
This documentary about the Boston hip-hop scene came out in 2004. It hasn't been distributed yet, but you can catch clips at the website and I'll keep my eyes peeled for screenings.
While we're on the subject - here are some dope Boston hip-hop tracks from back in the day that you should dig up:
Virtuoso ft. Mr. Lif, Esoteric - Orion's Belt
Akrobatik - Woman
X-Caliber - Brand Name Woman
7L & Esoteric - Protocol
Kreators ft. Edo G., Big Shug, Guru, Akrobatik, Krumbsnatcha - Home
Reks - In Who We Trust
Porn Theatre Ushers - Me and Him