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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour
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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

By Hush Hip Hop Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hip-Hop historian tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hush Hip Hop Tours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater


Start:
  • 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York
End:
  • West 125th Street, W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3368WALK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is operated in rain or shine
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3368WALK

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  • 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York
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    Museum of the City of New York
  • W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
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  • Hush Hip Hop Tours
    1,525
    United States
  • Andrzej47
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hush Hip Hop Tour
    I'm on a short vacation in New York. When planning my stay here, I knew that as a great fan of rap music and break dance, I had to touch the essence of hip hop. And I managed to do it thanks to the Hush Hip Hop Tour. Our guide introduced us to the philosophy and history of hip hop. But the way he did it was fantastic. It wasn't just talking, it was rapping. A quick break dancing course by a fantastic dancer who will be part of the judging team at the Olympics in Paris was the highlight of the trip for me. Each of us had the opportunity to break dance solo and I did it too, despite my 65 years of age. Great trip!!! I recommend. Andrzej from Poland
    Written 7 July 2024
  • michaelnS8746DR
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must for Any Hip Hop Fan
    Hush Hip Hop Tours is a must for any hip hop fan. We did the Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour. If you love the music and the culture, this is for you. RayZa, a rising rap star, was our tour guide. He did an outstanding job taking us through a journey of hip hop history and making stops at all the significant locations where hip hop started and has continued to grow. Out of all the things we did in NYC, this was a highlight for sure. We would definitely do it again.
    Written 29 June 2024
  • 591tawnyk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST DO for anyone who loves Hip Hop!
    This is a MUST DO if you love Hip Hop! Our family was fortunate to fit in 2 tours in our NYC trip… and they were both AMAZING! The tour guides were beyond knowledgeable about the Hip Hop culture, history and neighborhood. It was obvious that hip hop is their life… they had a passion to share it with us! They made the tour fun and interactive for my teens and we will remember it forever. RayZa & Debra are incredible! Thanks for making our NYC trip special!
    Written 21 June 2024
  • kareemn2021
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hip hop essential!
    I considered myself a bit of a hip hop historian but this tour helped me see that there is so much to learn and experience. The tour had all of the energy. There was a break dancer, and off-the-top freestyle rapper, a graffiti park and much more! If you like hip hop or even just New York, take the tour!
    Written 15 June 2024
  • yagmur_grd
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Hush tour was an absolute blast! From start to finish, it's a journey through the beats, rhymes, and culture that define hip hop. Expert guides, banging beats, and iconic stops make for an unforgettable ride. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just curious, this tour is a must. Rayza was soo knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he is the living definition of hip hop culture embracement. I loved when he freestyled, that was amazing!!
    Written 15 May 2024
  • V8947JPerikh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where hiphop started, great experience
    We has an excellent guide, who has worked in the hiphop scene for years. We saw all the places where hiphop started. It was well organized with great stops. We took many pictures.
    Written 6 May 2024
  • Markkunst
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guide, great experience
    Going around the most important landmarks and getting amazing stories from the guide that makes the city come to life.
    Written 28 April 2024
  • scourtnadge
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hip Hop tour de force!
    What a great tour - probably the best thing we did in our 5 days in NYC. Mike C and RayZa were incredible hosts; original, legit, knowledgable and superb MCs! We had our 14 year olds with us (who listen to hip hop) and both hosts were mindful of their age. They were so passionate about hip hop and even more passionate that we understood and remembered the information they provided. Our favourite was the breakdancing class (don’t worry - it was dead easy!) but to be honest even cruising in the bus listening to hip hop and hearing Mike / RayZa’s stories was just great. Only feedback is a wee bit more time at Sedgwick Ave would have been nice but it’s a very minor point across a superb tour.
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Marjojoriee
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience I will never forget
    The tour was amazing. As a real hip-hop fan, it was a great experience I will never forget ! As the only French in the group, I appreciate the kindness of Mister C, he make sure that I feel confortable. Rayzza was great, full of good vibes and energy.
    Written 7 April 2024
  • F9949VSamberc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birth of Hip-Hop Bus Tour
    Amazing!!! I surprised my fiancé with this tour since he’s a big hip-hop head, and he loved it! I loved it as well. He even rapped a couple bars on the bus. Rayza and Mike C were the absolute best. Keep doing what yall are doing because it’s important! August 11th!
    Written 7 April 2024
  • L3895ZPsaraha
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour ever
    I had a blast today with Rayza, we learned a lot about the NY Hip hop culture, he is full of energy and he really involved us! I felt part of a group and I've really enjoyed my time with Hush tours. If you like Hip hop and you are in NY you have to take this tour! You won't regret it :)
    Written 5 April 2024
  • kellynich0ls0n
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exciting, informative & great fun!
    Fantastic tour! Great knowledge & energy. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting NYC with an appreciation for the hip hop culture!
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Journey14089879250
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend the Day With HUSH Tours
    Without a doubt, a must see tour! Ask for Rayza - the best hip hop guide to get all of the history, back stories and in depth knowledge you need. Our family of six drove from Garfield Heights and Lakewood, OH just to take the tour with Rayza. Debra made sure we got our tickets and directions, and even made suggestions about parking. Once we settled into this sold out tour, we went to so many iconic places (excellent driver, btw), talked about so many originators and innovators - and listened to great music in between. What a fun day. Thanks, Debra and Rayza, it was a great experience!
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Bbuzzella
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour on the hip hop side of NYC!
    We lived the tour and Mike Z was awesome! The tour was informative and interesting. Thanks to Hush Tours!
    Written 18 March 2024
  • margaretc461
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Razor was awesome - always on, being the absolute best MC. The tour really takes you to all the different places in NYC, so you get a great overview of this history of hip hop. They also had a breaker come demonstrate some moves, which was really fun!
    Written 10 March 2024
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Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Only giving two stars because it’s not their fault the trains from NJ TO NY stopped but I reached out 2-3 times to ask to reschedule or get a refund because we were on time and traveled two hours to have this experience until our train stopped and was returned back to the station. We still managed to get to NY at about 11:30 but still … no response . It’s disappointing because what if we did make it but we still needed assistance ? There would be no response and we’d still lose our money . If you’re tourists like us and traveling from outside NY, I’d think twice .
Written 1 June 2023
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Alex K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rayza gave us an animated tour full of information about Harlem and Hip Hop culture. He gave everybody an Hip Hop 101 and even added some information for the more adept. Definetely recommend the tour for anyone going to NYC.
Written 10 June 2022
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mhbil
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This was the highlight of our trip to NYC, visiting from LA. The tour guide was fantastic, kept the kids very engaged and clearly knew the area, the people and the history. Highly recommend for all. Highly non commercial tour with a genuine interest in spreading the knowledge of the area and passion for the art.
Written 20 June 2024
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Stonylou
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a cool way to see some of New York we wouldn’t otherwise have visited. Reggie Reg was a great tour guide with seemingly endless enthusiasm and knowledge who easily guided us through Harlem and some of the surrounding areas. Great tour!
Written 13 March 2022
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Rob Watson
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best tour in New York! Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting. Our guide Rayza was enthusiastic and had bundles of energy whilst informing us all on hip hop and the culture in Harlem!
Written 3 May 2023
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Joey G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Rayza!!!!! This guy made the tour so much fun. He had the best energy and all the information about the local area and all the hip hop history. Truly brilliant day that I would recommend to anyone. Seeing that side of NY was incredibly cool. Thank you Hush and Rayza! Awesome
Written 14 February 2024
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7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
An absolute must for anyone in New York- this tour is amazing for both tourists and locals!
Gives you a great idea of not just the birthplace of hip hop, but other culturally important and relevant places that hold important pieces of history!
Our guide was amazingly energetic, talented, and knowledgeable.
I even brought my parents (who have limited interest or experience with hip hop) and they learned a ton, enjoyed their time, and definitely didn’t feel ou of place at all.

I did the Harlem tour this trip, but I will absolutely be doing the Brooklyn tour on my next visit.

Seriously do yourself a favour and book this tour!
Written 29 July 2023
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Johnny H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I would highly recommend the Hush Harlem Hip Hop tour! It was a privilege to have an original Hip Hop pioneer Mike C from the Fearless Four as our guide. Harlem is an amazing place with a rich cultural heritage and this was defintley the highlight of my holiday. Mike C and the Hush tour is Rockin it!!!

Thankyou and Happy 50th Birthday to Hip Hop!
Written 31 August 2023
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David R
Epsom, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This we throu8ghly recommend anyone. Not just the musical heritage and background but a tour of the proud historic area.
Rayza was a superb guide who got us amm involved. A warm friendly guy.
Book a walking tour, jump on the subway and enjoy a rich alternative to the glossy side of New York city
David and Blaine
Written 18 September 2023
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Ray P.
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time on this tour of Harlem and its history and the history of hip hop. Great energetic and friendly tour guide. Recommended for the whole family. You’ll be on a long walk so be sure to bring a cap and water during the summer and warm days.
Written 2 August 2023
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