New York City

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

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Harlem Hip Hop Walking Tour
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop are unmatched, and on this guided walking tour led by a hip-hop historian, you can check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and historic Harlem jazz clubs. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
  • Discover the origins of hip-hop on a guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Hear history and stories from your guide, a real hip-hop pioneer
  • Visit the Apollo Theater and Dip Set, the oldest record store in Harlem
  • Admission to the Museum of the City of New York included

What's Included

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hip-Hop historian tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

    Entrance to the Museum of the City of New York

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • West 125th Street
    W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

What To Expect

Meet your guide in the morning to set off on an unforgettable two-hour journey through the history and evolution of hip-hop culture on this walking tour in Harlem. Expect to meet, greet, and be guided by hip-hop legends.

Learn about the history of New York City, and then visit important landmark locations like the Apollo Theater, the epicenter of African-American culture and a driving force in shaping America’s musical landscape. Lenox Lounge is a bar that has hosted classic performances by many great jazz artists. See some of Harlem’s oldest record stores and clubs

This Harlem hip-hop walking tour is family-friendly and suitable for fans of all ages. It’s a unique musical and cultural experience that can only be presented by the city’s legends of hip-hop themselves—offering guests a rare, interactive, off-the-wall look into New York’s legendary hip-hop culture.

Hush Hip Hop Tours

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Apollo Theater

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of the City of New York (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is operated in rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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130 reviews
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Very enthusiastic guide!
Paal_W, Apr 2024
Our guide was very passionate about his neighborhood. We wanted to take the Bronx tour, but it wasn’t available
A must do tour
Nicola_H, Apr 2024
Would really recommend this tour. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and that presented the history of hiphop in an engaging way.
The best time in the footsteps of hip hop history and culture
Louise_L, Apr 2024
We had an awesome time with our very fun and energetic guide RayZa. Who toke us through the hip hip history and culture in Harlem on a very sunny day. Music, rap, breakdance and beatboxing on the streets, and very authentic.
Wonderful experience!
Beatriz_V, Apr 2024
Michael and his collegue are super!!! Fanny and interesting experience. Harlem is a good quarters. I appreciate all
Fantastic Tour of Harlem!
Cameron_K, Mar 2024
This tour was fantastic! Our guide RayZa brought great energy and passion - he clearly loves the neighborhood and the subject and was great at conveying that to the tour. One of the best tours I have experienced: it brought the neighborhood to life and was a real view of the city outside the high traffic tourist areas. RayZa was also great with the kids on the tour and worked hard to include them. Highly recommend this tour!
Awesome tour !!
elissaweston, Dec 2023
Rayza was one of the bests guides I have ever had. He is in the music industry and brings the neighbourhood to life. If you are a hip hop fan I can’t recommend this tour highly enough !
Brilliant Tour
John_G, Dec 2023
This is one of the best Tours I have ever done, Rayzor was our hip hop guide, he was absolutely brilliant, his knowledge of hip hop and Harlem was fantastic, it was so interesting to see how and when the music started, and how Harlem used to be before they started moving the people of Harlem into the projects so they could have there houses and streets, it’s a tour not to be missed and with a guide like Rayzor who makes it fun, while educating you, please if your going to do a tour please do this one you will not be disappointed, thank you Rayzor and the best of luck with your music, definitely an up and coming star xx
Unreal and unforgettable
Logan_G, Nov 2023
This tour was quality. Rayza the tour guide is a legend and is a wealth of hip hop knowledge and pure charisma. It's a proper NYC culture tour. Highly recommend. August 11 1973 👊
Fun Tour!!
Darla_S, Sep 2023
I loved the energy of our tour guide. I learned lots of hip hop history. It was a fun tour. Definitely would recommend.
good vibe
nuno_f, Sep 2023
verry verry good trip with @theofficialrayza. love it. a lot of knowledge and a good vibe all recommends
Awesome Tour
Darryl_N, Aug 2023
We had a great time. Razor was an excellent guide, very personable and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!!
The Best Hip Hop Tour Ever! Epic!
Robert_J, Aug 2023
If you’re a big fan of hip hop, this tour is for you. The host/tour guide was phenomenal and very good energy. Harlem is one of the Meccas of Hip Hop and we went through and lived that whole experience.
m9nwsvwg7b, Aug 2023
Our guide Razor was truly knowledgeable, talented and full of positive energy. He made us feel welcomed in the community.
Go and See Harlem!
Patrick_T, Aug 2023
Great time, and opportunity to see the culture of Harlem. Would definitely recommend. Especially loved the surprise stops!
Rememberable, very enlighting & must do when in N.Y
Michael_N, Aug 2023
Rayzar whats excellent!!! He was very knowlegable of the rich culture Harlem has.... i would recomend to everyone
The highlight of our family trip!!
Tonita_D, Jul 2023
The tour guide was the best and he kept the group hype while dropping so many gems. The tour even kept my daughter who can care less about hip hop entertained.
Well worth it!
Brittany_C, Jul 2023
The guide was so informative about Harlem and its culture. I loved it! The tour gets a 10/10. I wish we could’ve done more with them but I will recommend it
Wet Walk This Way
Paul_B, Jul 2023
Despite the heavy, heavy rain everyone stayed in high spirits because of our guide Mighty Mike C who from the off made it enjoyable, personable and educational. My highlight is that I'll never forget when Hip-Hop was born: August 11th 1973. "Am I right?"
August 11, 1973 - remember the day!
kristinhonshorst, Jul 2023
Great walking tour of some important neighbourhoods with a lot of culture and history. Our guide was knowledgeable and super engaging, performing original pieces as well as some classics and freestyling too! Definitely recommend for an authentic NY experience away from the tourist traps of midtown and downtown.
Great Tour Guide
Jen_M, Jun 2023
This was a great tour. I went with my 23 year old son who LOVED! What made it even more enjoyable was our tour guide Rayza. He loves his job and made it so much fun even in the rain. Definitely book your tour with him. He has so much incredible energy and is very knowledgeable about Harlem as well as Hip Hop!

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