Die-hard Elvis fans have Graceland. Country music lovers have Nashville. Rock ‘n’ Roll buffs have the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
But until we came on the scene, nothing similar really existed for hip-hop.
We saw a unique opportunity to create and share an entertaining and educational experience around a revolutionary cultural art form. So in 2002, we decided to bring some brand new flava to ya ears…and eyes and developed musical and cultural tours of New York City. We created Hush Tours – the ONLY place to get an authentic experience exploring the depths of hip hop culture in its birthplace!
Our vision is to preserve the roots of hip hop culture while educating our guests through tangible information from direct sources: the pioneers themselves.
You can expect to meet, greet, and be guided by hip hop legends including the likes of: Grandmaster Caz, Ralph McDaniels, Kurtis Blow, Roxanne Shante, Raheim, Johnny Famous, Lady K Fever, Reggie Reg, and other pioneers on our interactive, immersive and informational tours.
Because we’re owned and operated by native New Yorkers we’ll take you on an unforgettable journey through the hidden “gems” in the city.
We take pride in the fact there is no other tour given in this city that can take you to places where hip hop heavyweights of New York grew up!
Plus, with us, you’ll explore the depths of hip-hop’s four key elements: DJing, MCing, Dancing, and Graffiti.
So, it doesn’t matter if this is your first time in New York City or you’ve been a resident for your entire life, we guarantee you’ve haven’t seen New York until you’ve seen it with us.
And after you’re done? No matter who you are, you’ll wanna throw ya hands in the air, and wave them like you just don’t care.
Unlike any other company, we proudly boast a wide variety of sightseeing tour guides who were all first-hand participants in the culture’s rise to fame. And for over 15 years, we have been the leader providing authentic insight into New York City and its impact on musical innovation.
We’ve had the pleasure of serving over 1 million people and for over ten years, we have received Five Star ratings from our guests.
Plus, we are top rated on TripAdvisor, and have been inducted into their Hall of Fame for being awarded their Certificate of Excellence in our past six years of operation.
We don’t just talk about it. We ARE about it …our business, that is! In fact, we’re owned and operated by Licensed Sightseeing Tour Guides and we’re a New York City and State Certified Women and Minority Business Enterprise.
So, we eat, sleep and breathe this stuff.
And with Hush Tours, you’ll get nothing less than first-class, entertaining experiences. Don’t believe us? Just watch…or read reviews from past customers to see just how dedicated we are to providing the best tours and experiences for you.
The media can’t stop (won’t stop) shouting us out, either.
Our NY Tours have received a host of positive features including segments on The Travel Channel, NBC’s LX TV, MTV, VH1, BET, along with numerous other national and international press outlets.
Now, you can always try to DIY a tour of your own in NYC, but do you really want to risk missing out on the “hidden” gems this city has to offer?
With our guided touring experiences, you’ll get up close and personal to sites and scenes that you’ll remember forever.
…and we’ll do all the planning for you. All you have to do is show up.
We can’t wait to show you our city…our way because we rock the party that rocks your body.
Got questions? We have answers. Give us a call at 212-714-3544 and we’d be happy help you learn more about us.
Heard enough and ready to see what it’s all about?
Book Your Hip Hop Tour Now!
There is nowhere else you can rub shoulders with and listen to real insider stories from hip hop heavyweights and living legends like Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Raheim of the Furious Five and Reggie Reg.
…and what other experience gives you access to the secret sites that have played a critical role in shaping the hip hop culture?
So, roll out with us.
Other tour companies only show you the typical tourist-y spots and blindly pass over the rich, vibrant landmarks that give NYC its character.
Our hip-hop tours are the best way for art and music lovers to visit sites you probably would have never visited on your own and experience sights, sounds and stories you won’t forget.
Kick it with our crew 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 decade, we have been the leader 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.
Hush Tours, a New York City and State Certified Women/Minority Business Enterprise, is owned and operated by a Licensed New York City Sightseeing Tour Guide, and is an active member of NYC & Company.
Our innovative, black-owned company has been selected for participation in numerous programs, including:
NYU Stein Strategic Steps For Growth
American Express Make Mine A Million Count Me In
The Levin Institute FastTrac Program