• Tour code: 3368BROOKLYN
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Get an insider’s glimpse into the history of East Coast hip-hop on this Brooklyn music tour. Guided by a local hip-hop artist, drive through the diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn and learn about current and former residents who have left a hip-hop legacy. Cruise by the original homes and hangout of famous rap stars and see the shooting locations of some of your favorite music videos on this unique 3-hour tour.


  • A 3-hour driving tour of Brooklyn’s most iconic hip-hop neighborhoods
  • Learn about the history of hip-hop from your knowledgeable guide, a hip-hop artist
  • Explore Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods while listening to stories about them
  • See where legendary artists like Big Daddy Kane and Jay Z got their starts
  • Stop at locations used in famous music videos and movies

What You Can Expect

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Tour

A group learns about Brooklyn's Hip Hop culture from a local guide

Discover the people and places of Brooklyn that have shaped the sound of East Coast hip-hop on this 3-hour tour. Head to central Manhattan to board a comfortable coach and meet your guide, a local hip-hop artist. Cross the East River and into Brooklyn, where you’ll explore unique and historic neighborhoods where some of the world’s greatest hip-hop artists got their start.
Hear stories from your guide about the musicians who grew up in Brooklyn or have found inspiration among its streets, including hip-hop legends Big Daddy Kane, Busta Ryhmes, The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim, and Jay Z. Drive by some of their childhood homes and former hangouts, plus the site of filming locations for several well-known music videos. You also see the building that houses 40 Acres and a Mule, Spike Lee’s production company.
Get off the bus at several locations to walk around and take photos. You’ll have a chance to buy CDs and merchandise from up-and-coming artists and enjoy a taste of Brooklyn with a slice of Junior’s famous cheesecake (own expense). At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back in Manhattan to continue your urban exploration.

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