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Hush Tours

Address: 292 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: +1 212-714-3527
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Ranked #67 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Hush Hip Hop Tours is the premiere New York City sightseeing tour...
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Hush Hip Hop Tours is the premiere New York City sightseeing tour that educates tourists, and locals alike. NY Tours should be larger than life, just like the city itself. Led by celebrity emcees, graffiti artists, DJs, and b-boys each of our bus and walking tours explore hip hop in neighborhoods like Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn. From murals and graffiti art to rhymes and dance-offs, our tours include an interactive off-the-wall look into New York's hip hop culture. Hush Hip Hop Tours provides a one of a kind experience, connecting guests with those who spawned and the art form. Who better to tell the stories of its emergence within the Boroughs of New York City, than the legends themselves? Join artists such as Grandmaster Caz. Kurtis Blow, Ralph McDaniels, Kool DJ Red Alert, Rahiem, Reggie Reg, Johnny Famous on a unique excursion crediting the essence of Hip Hop. Recognized by major media outlets such as, BET, MTV, Vh-1, Hush Tours perpetuates the origin of Hip Hop culture by offering customers the opportunity to revisit past and present day history. Our decade long existence has allowed us to master the craft of tourism, providing an experience so unique it should be done in repetition. More than just a tour- one official experience.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was an Awesome tour...engaging, informative, entertaining, awesome music, the real side of New York. Not only do we visit iconic hip-hop spots, we also visited historic landmarks on and off the beaten path.

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

Mykeri S, What a perfect recap! That is the exact experience we hope to provide so we are thrilled you were able to get off the beaten path and hang with us for a a day. Can't wait to have you back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

If you're a hip hop head or interested in music history then you will love this. The birthplace of real hip hop. Learn the history of all 4 elements. Dj, breakdance, graffiti and Mc'ing. Grandmaster Caz is a real hip hop legend and an awesome tour guide. Same with Mouse, who taught us some breaking, and the whole crew. Grandmaster... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

jimmywax69, You're absolutely right that when you step on the Hush bus you better have some rhymes ready ;). Glad you had an amazing time with the Caz, Mouse, and the rest of the team! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We came to new york and the hush tour got great reviews on tripadvisor. we generally enjoyed the tour however each location we visited, we we're told not to take photos as we didnt have the time however the tour guide took photos of us as a substitute. We were promised these photos would be posted on their facebook page... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

Lauren P, We appreciate the feedback and understand your sentiments. In an effort to conserve time we highly suggest that our customers refrain from taking pictures, however we did run into some "technical difficulties" in getting pictures posted in a timely fashion. Your photos should be up on our flickr so hopefully you can take a look and revel in... More 

Hayward, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

DJ Kaz and his team were awesome. Our group ranged in age from 5-75. Who would have thought our parents would enjoy the tour. We learned things about hip hop. Got nice quick tours of different areas and sights. It is a must DO for anyone who loves music, not just hip hop. I would recommend this tour to anyone.... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

Raiderfe, That is exactly what we aim to provide; an experience that transcends hip-hop and any age groups. So glad that a group of age 5-75 was able to have fun with the Hush crew, come back again next time you're on the East Coast! More 

Armadale, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I booked the birthplace of Hip Hop tour for my husband and I's first trip to New York and Im so glad I did. Amazing doesn't really sum it up, coming from Scotland there is no way we would have had time to find all these places on our own. Grandmaster Caz gave us a very informative trip around the... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

fl0werchildc, What a perfect way for your husband to enjoy his first New York City visit! Next time you're back we'll take you through Brooklyn the Hush way. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was my 3rd time in New York City so I thought I had pretty much seen NY & was looking for something different. I have listened to Hip Hop & followed the movement and culture for over 20 years, so to finally make it to The Boogie Down Bronx was a real privilege. The trip was amazing I can't... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

AKMC20142014, Londoners always know what's up! That's the beauty of NYC and Hush Tours, no matter how many times you visit there's always more to learn. Next time you're on this side of the pond we'll take you through Brooklyn & Queens. More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I booked the "Where Brooklyn At" trip for 12 November 2014. Our tour guide was Johnny Famous, who did an amazing job at entertaining us for 3 hours! The trip took us to the homes of Biggie and Jay Z, and some fab photo opportunities. We also did a cheesecake stop at the famous Juniors. The only thing I did... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

Caz98333333, Glad you enjoyed some laughs, cheesecake, and great tunes with Johnny Famous. We try to keep the tour jampacked with action and fun, but if you're looking for something a little longer be sure to try our Birthplace of Hip-Hop Tour next time you're stateside! More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited NY from Australia in Nov '14. If you have an interest in hip hop now or back when, this is the tour for you. Grandmaster Caz is real. I really don't like the tourist traps that NY is all about. This tour is totally opposite. If you are someone that has grown up with hip hop or has at... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

Nelson C, Thanks for the kind words. We try to avoid the "tourist traps" that are all over NYC too so glad you could escape that and hang with us for the day. More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

As a tour guide, Grandmaster Caz did an amazing job. As I get older, I'm finding that I just don't get excited about things the way I did as a teenager or even as I did in my 20s. But to hear Grandmaster Caz talk about the history of hip hop — with such knowledge and reverence and respect —... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

PommeDeGuerre, Wow, what a heartfelt review. We love to foster that connection between guests and the culture; to bring you back to the first time you felt engulfed in Hip-Hop, or any culture for that matter. Whether you're from Kansas or the South Bronx we hope everyone can see the influence (especially the positive kind) that Hip-Hop has had on... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I admit it; I know almost nothing about Hip Hop. But Doo Wop, that is another story. I literally know thousands of songs and singers. While using my computer I often turn to the video jukebox of songs from the 1950’s & 1960’s and sing along (very loudly to my neighbors' demise) while I write. So why did I accept... More 

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HushHipHopTours, Manager at Hush Tours, responded to this review

vinoron, We appreciate the positive and informative review. The story behind Hush Tours and our staff is what truly fuels us to continue providing this journey for guests across the world. We are always looking to tweak and improve the overall experience so your opinion goes a long way. Come back anytime! More 

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