What You'll Get
Without hip-hop, emcees would be stuck introducing Catskills comedians and sampling would be reserved for deep-fried cupcakes at the supermarket. Hip-hop hooray for hip-hop with today's Groupon with Hush Hip Hop Tours. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a spot in the Birthplace of Hip-Hop bus tour (a $68 value).
- For $10, you get a spot in the Walk This Way guided walking tour of Harlem (a $28 value).
Hush Hip Hop Tours aims to educate and entertain guests in the history of hip-hop, showing the evolution of a truly New York art form through the eyes of actual artists. Each jam-filled journey is led by pioneers, including but not limited to GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), Kurtis Blow, Rahiem (Furious Five), and Reggie Reg (Crash Crew). They'll take you through their old stomping grounds while sharing personal stories and anecdotes as only a pre-old-school rhyme master could. Follow in their footsteps with your choice of two tour options, each covering different boroughs and slices of history. The two-hour guided Walk This Way tour takes movement neophytes and artistic aficionados on an easy stroll through Harlem's historic streets, with photo-friendly pit stops at the legendary Apollo Theater and an array of clubs. Or stake your seat on the four-hour Birthplace of Hip-Hop bus tour, which cruises through Manhattan and the Bronx to learn about the form in its formative years and see its rare, embarrassing baby photos.
Each free-styling guide will also shed light on the current hip-happenings of the industry. Hearken back to a time when hip-hop was a cultural movement that redefined a city, and find out if cat bling was one of the original four pillars or a later addition. Your mobile emcees will gladly answer questions, take some snap shots, or destroy challengers in a rap battle. To snag your spot, check the calendar for available dates and tours, and call to schedule your reservation. Gather a tight crew of aficionados, poetry slammers, or horse whisperers for a day of cruising and conversing with hip-hop's greatest.
Hush Hip Hop Tours have been featured by Savoy, the New York Daily News, and NewYork.com. TripAdvisors give the tours a perfect average of five owl eyes and named it the tenth most popular attraction in New York City out of 834:
- Although I’ve been on the tour 3 times, my eagerness for another go round never dissipates, thanks in part to Hush Hip-Hop Tours’ premier tour guide, Grandmaster Caz. The hip-hop legend’s enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious, and his consummate professionalism and showmanship from his over 30 year career as an entertainer is like nothing you’ll see on any other NYC tour. – Mara, NewYork.com
- Once you get over the initial awkwardness of walking to a soundtrack and actually liberating yourself from the fear of looking like a tourist (because, hey, you are!), this tour is really informative and honestly, if JDL hadn't pointed out some of the landmarks, one would have passed it by not knowing its rich heritage. – Purplebasquiat, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Not valid for Where Brooklyn At Tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.