Guided tour

From Manhattan: Birthplace of Hip-Hop Bus Tour

Activity provider: Hush Hip Hop Tours

From Manhattan: Birthplace of Hip-Hop Bus Tour

Activity provider: Hush Hip Hop Tours

From US$ 75 per person

The world’s only hip-hop experiences that use celebrity talent as the guides for every bus tour -- join in! Participants on this tour learn about NYC's hip-hop directly from veterans of the genre.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Take a journey to some of New York City's most overlooked historical hubs on this celebrity-guided hip-hop excursion
  • Stop by the Graffiti Hall of Fame
  • Take a picture in front of the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem
Full description

This Hip-Hop Tour aims to educate and entertain guests in the history of hip-hop, showing the evolution of a truly New York art form through the eyes of actual artists. Each jam-filled bus journey is led by pioneers, including but not limited to GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), Kurtis Blow, Rahiem (Furious Five), and Reggie Reg (Crash Crew). These artists take you through their old stomping grounds while sharing personal stories and anecdotes as only a pre-"old-school" rhyme master could. Follow in their footsteps with photo-friendly pit stops at the legendary Apollo Theater and an array of clubs.

This tour cruises through Manhattan and the Bronx, explaining the movement in its formative years and showing how it took its baby steps. Join the musical journey through the birthplace of hip-hop and explore over 3 decades of history.

  • Hip hop musician guide
  • Gratuities
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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 (Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York)

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  • Handouts are available in various languages including German, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
  • There is no lunch stop
  • Please note for infant bookings, storage or space for strollers, carriages, or baby buggies is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 114 reviews

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Grandmaster Caz and Rayza were excellent hosts on this tour and kept the group engaged at all times. Caz's rep speaks for itself and he was super charismatic and entertaining. it was dope to hear him drop knowledge of all the places we stopped at and Hip-Hop in general. There were some interactive portions that got the crowd hyped and involved and it was super entertaining. From the breaking tutorial to the cipher at the end, it was the highlight of my trip to NY. If you love Hip-hop culture in any way shape or form, make sure you do the tour. Cant wait to come back and check out the other tours from Hush.

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September 12, 2019

Interesting and interactive hip hop tour

We really enjoyed this tour with Caz - he kept us interested throughout with facts. A demonstration from a real life b-boy and a chance to join in too. My son, soon to be 17, loved it as did I. The bus was a comfy ride with some cool music. Really enjoyed Jacob’s soul food too - don’t forget your wallet though as it’s not included in the tour price.

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April 12, 2019

Amazing Experience

We truly enjoyed the tour. The host and co host were very lively. The bus was clean and warm during the inclement weather. However I would suggest that the host has his power points of the tour in order. He was searching for pictures or videos and was taking longer than normal pauses. To guest that are paying $75.00 per ticket it doesn't look professional enough also we stopped by at a restaurant without being pre informed. What if we didn't have extra funding or chosen not to attend the lunch portion. Also, the bus needed gas and the gas light was on.Otherwise, I would still recommend.

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January 2, 2018

Product ID: 19001