Hip Hop Tour NYC (Walking, Nightlife & Combo)

Have you heard about the NYC hip hop scene? If Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, and Tupac are names of artists you listen to and faces on the posters on your wall – then a hip hop tour in New York is right up your alley! Even if hip hop is not your music genre of choice, the history of Hip Hop in New York is so rich, that a visit to the Big Apple would not be complete without an NYC hip hop tour.

Travelers are able to trace the journey of music and artists that have left a bold mark on the history, culture, and society of New York, the United States and beyond. Although bubbling under the surface for years before, the New York hip hop culture took the city by storm in the 1980s, and the global community has never been the same.

Highlights:

  • Discover the rich history of the NYC hip hop scene with the guidance of an experienced local
  • See legendary sites that have helped shape the history of both the city and hip hop as a musical genre
  • Explore a variety of hip hop attractions in New York

Before you book:

  • Exploring the history of the NYC hip hop scene by foot offers a different experience to that by bus, so take note of the method of exploring in the tour details for your preference

Choose the Best Hip Hop Tour, New York

The following New York Hip Hop tours give tourists the opportunity to explore the NYC hip hop scene and discover the roots of the community, music and hip hop icons.

Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour

What better way to learn about the history of hip hop than under the guidance of a legend in the industry? Explore New York’s historical hub and hear the story of hip hop while stopping by iconic landmarks such as the Graffiti Hall of Fame and the Apollo Theatre.

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Why this tour

  • Explore three decades of music with an educational four-hour tour through Manhattan and the Bronx
  • Led by hip hop icons such as GrandMaster Caz and Reggie Reg
  • Photo opportunities at Apollo Theatre and other clubs

Harlem hip hop tours

One of the number one hip hop tours, NYC, a Harlem walking tour gives tourists a chance to retrace the steps of a history that was birthed in Harlem. This tour includes a multimedia presentation that highlights the evolution of the city so that when you stroll through the ‘hood’ you have an informed perspective.

Guided by a hip hop historian, the Harlem walking tour tells the story of black culture as you pass by iconic sites in the heart of the city. Please note that if booking between January and March, there may be changes to the tour due to weather.

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Why this tour

  • Admission into the Museum of the City of New York is included
  • See legendary sites such as Apollo Theatre and 125th Street
  • The two-hour walking tour is great for all ages

Brooklyn beat

Brooklyn’s contemporary history is rich in hip hopjust look at the likes of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and Tupac’s inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The Brooklyn hip hop tour shares insights into the Brooklyn music scene with a three-hour tour.

With the perks of a hip hop guide, a luxury coach and planned stops at iconic sites, the tour of Brooklyn gives travelers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see frozen moments that made musical history.

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Why this tour

  • Inside tips shared by a hip hop local
  • An in-depth look at Brooklyn musical history
  • Great photograph opportunities at spots such as late Biggie Small’s home and Spike Lee’s Production company headquarters

Hip hop bus tour NYC: Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn

If you want to see more of the city while absorbing the musical culture of the iconic hip hop neighborhoods, then the five-hour Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx hip hop bus tour in New York City is the perfect option for you.

Cruise through Queens and see the Yankee Stadium, the home of baseball in New York, get an opportunity to see the history of boogie in the Bronx, and visit Brooklyn which is the birthplace of countless hip hop legends.

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Why this tour

  • Get to see a variety of classic NYC boroughs in one go
  • A live guide is available in a variety of languages
  • Experience the multi-ethnic metropolis of New York City

Going back in time: 70s New York

The 70s New York tour gives travelers a strong dose of nostalgia as they get transported back to the origins of hip hop, art and culture in the some of the most vibrant areas of the city. The two-hour tour features a one-mile stroll from Houston Street to the West Village, stopping to uncover the colorful history of fashion, music and art icons.

The cultural tour includes a guide to share incredible nuggets of information that will shock, amaze and excite you!

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Why this tour

  • Explore the emergence of hip hop history – including elements of music, culture, and fashion
  • Visit historically significant venues
  • Relive the 70s in New York through a nostalgic walking tour

NYC nightlife like a local

Fancy a night out as a hip hop local instead of experiencing the culture in the daylight? Take advantage of experiencing a Saturday night out in Bed-Stuy in the center of Brooklyn. With a rich urban history, this tour offers the chance to party like a local in one of New York’s most popular hip hop areas.

The tour includes a few bar stops with a local guide after which the night is yours to party and dance to your heart’s content. It is important to note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, so identification is necessary in order to take part in this experience.

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Why this tour

  • Party like a local in one of NYC’s hottest hip hop districts
  • Explore the bar and party scene of Bedford-Stuyvesant with the guidance of a local
  • Indulge in the rich hip hop culture in an active way

Final thoughts

Did you know that for the first time, hip hop surpassed rock as the most popular music genre in the United States last year? What better way to experience this growth in popularity than by embracing the history of one of hip hop’s most iconic cities!

New York City is a buzzing city, and in the very center is the hip hop scene. These are just a few tours that we suggest – with something for everyone, regardless of how much you want to break it down with the musical genre.

12 Comments
  1. Amazing tour and the guys made it such fun! Very informative and it was great to go around Brooklyn and see all the places where our favourite rappers lived. We also had the best cheesecake ever at Juniors!!!

  2. I really enjoyed this tour! Everyone involved was very friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I am glad I did it. I also met people from all around the world. I couldn’t done this on my own. I will also be taking more tours with them. Please check them out…you won’t be disappointed.

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    Dahlia – United Kingdom May 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Absolutely perfect This was the best tour ever! Fun and informative with a brilliant host.

  4. A tour everyone should take, even if they are not fans of hip hop! Educational, entertaining, funny, beautiful! I was on my own but not one second I felt awkward or alone. The energy the Hush tour had created was simply amazing. Lot of love for hip hop! Lot of love for people, for life in general <3

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    Anonymous – United Kingdom April 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    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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    Destiny – United States January 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I had the BEST time ever taking this tour! Our tour guide was freaking awesome and we got lucky enough to be in a very small group ( with another couple from London) so it felt like we paid for a personal tour guide! I would recommend this to everyone visiting NYC. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us so many amazing suggestions on where to eat and shop.

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    Emery – United States January 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    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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    Srihari – London, United Kingdom September 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Exhausting but exhilarating !!! Full day tour involving all the interesting bits of the boroughs of New York City. Watch out for the quaint little shops in Little Italy of the Bronx ! Absolutely the best sandwich ever freshly made ! Tour guide Wonderful Wanda ! was lovely. Very knowledgeable and patient. My thanks to Wanda for stopping g in all the iconic landmarks. Great tour!

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    Johan – Netherlands October 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    een leuke manier om een andere inkijk te krijgen in NY en Hip Hop Uiteraard is het afhankelijk van de tourguide zelf. Wij hadden Reggie van The Crash Crew en hij vertelde leuk over de periode. Street art is echter bijna geheel verdwenen en dat was wel jammer.

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    Johan – Netherlands October 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    een leuke manier om een andere inkijk te krijgen in NY en Hip Hop Uiteraard is het afhankelijk van de tourguide zelf. Wij hadden Reggie van The Crash Crew en hij vertelde leuk over de periode. Street art is echter bijna geheel verdwenen en dat was wel jammer.

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    Mark – Highlands Ranch, United States October 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Fun time walking through Harlem with someone who knows the place! Our tour with Reggie Reg of Crash Crew was really interesting and entertaining. He made everyone in our group feel welcome, and gave us lots of great insight into the culture and Harlem. My 17-year-old son enjoyed it and so did I (55)!

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    Mark – Highlands Ranch, United States October 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Fun time walking through Harlem with someone who knows the place! Our tour with Reggie Reg of Crash Crew was really interesting and entertaining. He made everyone in our group feel welcome, and gave us lots of great insight into the culture and Harlem. My 17-year-old son enjoyed it and so did I (55)!

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