Hush Hip Hop Tours
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The original Hip-Hop sightseeing experience access. Roll with us through the sites where Hip-Hop was born, and the forgotten spots that continue to bring NYC its vibrant culture. Our tours are the best way for art and music lovers to experience sights, sounds and stories you won’t forget. Kick it with us and you won’t be disappointed. We’re all about preserving the roots of hip hop culture, and that means sharing it with the world – and with people like you. For over a 17 years, we've lead in providing authentic insight into New York City and its impact on musical innovation. New York City is the undisputed Birthplace of Hip Hop culture and our tour guides are the originators! Let us show you the city’s hidden gems through the hip-hop lens.
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Justin_J72
Crete, Greece9 contributions
Apr 2022
Took in this tour on my last day of a five day trip to the city and it was one of the highlights of my visit...

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and a real character who was incredibly engaging and made a big effort to involve everyone in the group.

If you are into your hip hop... Nu skool or old skool then you need to do this on your visit to the city
Written April 18, 2022
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Duke_Blue_Devil_1998
Lake Forest, IL21 contributions
Aug 2021
B-Boy Loose Goose was our guide for what ended up being a private tour for the three of us - 2 adults and our 11 year-old dancer daughter. Loose Goose was energetic, knowledgeable and funny. We met at Lincoln Center and then hit the Subway uptown, then back thru Central Park hitting multiple key spots for hip hop history along the way. It was a beautiful summer day and you will learn some break dancing history, you walk a bunch and YOU WILL DANCE. We had a great time. These guys are independent business people who deserve you dollar for the hustle. RESPECT
Written August 19, 2021
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karhasjoh
Blythewood, SC1 contribution
Jul 2021
I had a great experience. The tour was very informative and engaging. I learned a lot about the origins of hip hop and the history of the neighborhood hip hop came from. I highly recommend for fans of hip hop visiting the New York City area.
Written August 3, 2021
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Matt
3 contributions
Sep 2022
This is well set out on paper. Hip Hop legend leading the tour, stops promised are TRUE Hip Hop History, Excitement built up, but the whole things is organized like a cluster

We did the transportation Hip Hop tour. It was a full length tour bus. Why??? Because they over sold for the spots in a smaller means of transportation. They should have capped the spots/sold out the tour, so we could be in a MUCH MORE managing means of transportation, navigating NYC and it's smaller boroughs.
Tour guide did best of job trying to stay positive and keep it hype, but he has a bluetooth speaker, youtube with ad's playing between songs, a microphone/speaker set up that you can hear maybe up to 7 ft and constantly people saying they can't hear you.

The driver was his first time ever driving for the tour. Couple that with this mammoth bus through places like the Bronx and we missed SO many turns it was crazy.
This caused us to miss many stops on the tour. Have entire vibe just go downhill.

Host did best job to save it, in cases, but it felt mad corny, as we're missing stops and belaboring at ones because it was just way too long being on the bus.
Really wanted this tour to be incredible, as i'm a major Hip Hop head, but even the best stops felt watered down cause the bus was constant chaos.

Hopefully they never do a full length bus again. If we'd have been in the transportation that others have been on, I'd give this a 4/5 5 stars assuming that then they're not using a speaker that no one can hear, chaos of parking and what felt like a tour thrown together as if they were winging it

Written September 6, 2022
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hvgov
Neuchâtel, Switzerland1 contribution
Aug 2022
Although I enjoyed some moments, such as some fruitful discussions with natives, the walking tour was definitely not worth it.

First, it was supposed to be a 2 hour walking that actually last 1:30.
Then, even though the tour guide aka Johny Famous was somewhat entertaining, he has definitely not the skills of a tour guide. We basically went through the different spots, such as Spike Lee's Office, The Notorious B.I.G. house and Biggies' mural paintings, but without any historical information or anecdotes following them.
Finally, besides the poor guiding competences, Johny Famous looked more concerned by its social media platforms and by taking advantage of the tour to advertise for himself. I'm quite O.K. with that, as long as one gives priority to his job first. But in this case, in addition of the poor tour quality he was not really invested in doing his job well, thus it's certainly not acceptable.

This review is specifically dedicated to the walking of Brooklyn, because the Hush walking of Harlem featuring RayZa was amazing.
Written September 4, 2022
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Martin S
Kosice, Slovakia51 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
With a couple of friends, we attended the Harlem/Bronx tour with Grandmaster Caz. As a longtime hip-hop fans, we were excited about visiting the key places of the culture history, accompanied by the legendary rapper. Our expectations were filled just partly. Much of the tour is being spent on the bus. When we finally reached some landmark, we were allowed to enjoy it for just a very, very short moment. For example, 1520 Segdwick ave., the birthplace of hiphop, we spent there just a minute, barely able to even take a picture. Very similarly - Big L mural, or Yankee stadium. I would also expect some other interesting places, that were left off. Instead of this, we spent more than half an hour by unnecessary breakdance lessons, half of the people were not even interested in. Audio/video in the bus also could be improved. Caz and the other youger guy were good tourguides, especially Caz, considering his legendary status and storytelling abilities. However, asking for a tip numerous times and refusing to take a picture without tipping was a bit too much considering the fact, we already paid full price for the ticket.
Written February 9, 2020
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nikkoalmonidovar
Bakersfield, CA1 contribution
Oct 2021
As a dancer, it was amazing to hear about hip hop history. Not only did the tour guide impart exclusive knowledge, but also will helped point me towards more legendary hip hop sites/people. My trip was made by the tour. Shoutout Uncle Reggie Reg from the Crash Crew!
Written November 5, 2021
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LisaSeiler
Nuremberg, Germany1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Me and my family from germany (7ppl) we’re on a lot of different tours throughout New York City. Right when Ray started the tour with us I could tell that this was going to be the best one and it so was! He was so enthusiastic and fun to listen to and did such a great job teaching us about the history of Harlem. We had so many good laughs. I highly recommend!!
Written September 8, 2022
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hkj388
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Once in a lifetime you do something that will sweep you off your feet. Doing Hush Hip Hop Tour's Walk This Way tour of Harlem, NYC, was one such thing. It was enlightening, entertaining, daring and funny. The guide had a great way of interacting with his audience.
Written August 30, 2022
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Didier D
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg33 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Great tour. Our host Austin made the whole difference. It was raining and cold but he kept us going, interested and energised. I would call the tour more Harlem / hip hop than just hip hop but that is probably best to keep the audience captivated.
Written January 2, 2020
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