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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Take a guided tour through Harlem to the sites that inspired and nurtured hip-hop culture. New York is the birthplace of hip-hop and this walking tour allows you to take a hip-hop look at New York's famous Harlem neighborhood. See it as the pioneers of hip-hop see it by way of their exclusive anecdotes.


  • 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
  • See the legendary Apollo Theater
  • Visit Dip Set, the oldest record store in Harlem
  • Enjoy admission to the Museum of the City of New York

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What You Can Expect

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

You can't see the best of Harlem from behind the window, so put it in park and pound the pavement on this 2-hour New York Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour.

View a multimedia event to learn the history of New York City in a digitized 3-screen production telling the story of how the city grew into the world's greatest urban center. Then put on some comfortable shoes to take a leisurely hip-hop stroll through the Mecca of the hip-hop culture.

Check out the sites of Dip Set, Harlem's oldest record shops, the legendary Apollo Theater, numerous clubs, plus learn the rich musical and political history. Join your guides and share your thoughts about life in the Big City and Walk it Out!

This Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is suitable for all ages, hip-hop enthusiasts, those interested in the Foundation of the Culture and return visitors to New York City. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus which can only be shown by the Grand Masters of hip-hop. The Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is family friendly and great for any age group and cultural background with an appreciation of old school and new school hip-hop music.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My tour was outstanding. the tour was given by Grand Master Caz who was the best. As an member of the Cold Crush Brothers an original Hip Hop group he was extremely knowledgeable. We had teenagers with who are still talking to the friends about the tour. As an adult who comes to Harlem frequently, I learned so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was amazing. We were lead around Harlem by a veritable hip hop pioneer . He had lots of stories and insights into hip hop and the Harlem neighbourhood. Really amazing. Great guide and nice guy too. Went out of his way to show us even more to Harlem . Highly recommend thisctour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was a great tour both in terms of HipHop and seeing Harlem. It was especially great to have the tour hosted by a genuine Hiphop artist.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

very good my son was really impressed we had a real rap star doing tour,wish i had asked for an autograph but forgot !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

JDL, our tour guide is excellent. He is so friendly and knows the area really well. I learnt a lot about the hip hop culture and it was great to get to know more about the Harlem area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

This was a stellar tour. Nelson was knowledgable and very passionate about his subject. I learned so much about the hip hop culture I can't pass by graffiti art now without feeling a new respect for it. My only criticism was the weather ; it poured rain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

wkd tour,didnt no wat 2 expect bt really inetersting n would reccomend 100percent,fab tour by j.d.l.....loved it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

Despite the cold, rainy day, the tour was great. The tour guide, JDL Wilson was the real deal. He was extremely knowledgeable, and was happy to answer any and all questions, making the tour interactive and fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

J.D.L. was the best. It was a really special tour. My 17 year old granddaughter loved it as well and I highly recommend it to everyone. Rosalie

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