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Hip-Hop Tours in New York City

Hip-Hop Tours in New York City

The roots of hip-hop run deep in New York City, where the fast-paced mix of poetry, beats, swagger, and style originated back in the 1970s before dominating the music world. Here are some of the best ways to explore the genre's rich history in NYC.


  • Discover the early days of hip-hop by making a pilgrimage to explore its origins in the Bronx.

  • Learn about hip-hop pioneers like DJ Red Alert, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, the Sugarhill Gang, and Public Enemy.

  • See how Harlem's music scene helped inspire future hip-hop innovators at venues like the Apollo Theater and Lenox Lounge.

  • Travel to Brooklyn to see where local hip-hop figureheads like Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, and more got their start.

  • Explore the intersections of hip-hop and other New York City cultural movements like graffiti, B-Boy crews, and breakdancing.

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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour
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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

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.
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation