Monday, February 13, 2006

Next Stop: TAN's Tavern

The New York Times just ran a story on Hush Tours, a company that gives tours of NYC from a hip hop perspective.
Caz is one of several hip-hop pioneers — including Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh and D.J. Red Alert — who work for Hush Tours (, a Manhattan company that since June 2002 has run hip-hop-centric sightseeing tours of Harlem and the Bronx.

The success of Hush Tours is a sign that hip-hop has become part of New York's official cultural heritage — for younger visitors especially, a tourist magnet right up there with the Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty.
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Another link in the chain, another step on the path. While part of me feels a little bad that hip hop pioneers have to get their hustle on by doing tours, old school pioneering artists not getting to reap the rewards when their music "blows up" is far from a unique story. Just ask old jazz musicians who were living in New Orleans.

So all in all I like this NYC hip hop tour idea. And my crib in El Barrio is slated to be added to the rounds sometime circa 2008.

(and thanks for the link E)


  1. Anonymous2/14/2006


  2. Madison is trying to prevent clubs from having "hip hop night" because of the violence that occurs. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard this... What counry are we in? What year is it?

  3. you're welcome.

  4. Not suprised by Madison..this is New York, the height of white snobbery and political correctness...interesting to find out about the tour


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