Hush Tours is the premiere Hip Hop Tour Company offering celebrity guided excursions throughout the boroughs of New York City. Founded in 2000 by Debra Harris, devout hip-hop aficionado, ex-talent agent, and New York City licensed tour guide, Ms. Harris pioneers this genre with educational tours and experiences to the critical destinations past and present. Ms. Harris, a legal secretary, began taking members of her family on impromptu driving tours to places like the former site of Harlem World Entertainment Complex on 116th Street, where rival rap crews had faced off in rhyme battles a quarter-century ago. “Our vision for this business was to create an interactive and comprehensive learning experience for all ages and nationalities. I really wanted to share the true inside story of the evolution of this music culture – ultimately helping people to learn what hip-hop culture was and continues to be; ‘how’ it all started, where exactly it all began, who the influencers and influences were (and continue to be) that made this music lifestyle grow into what has become a $30 billion dollar business today”, states Ms. Harris. Hush Tours has been featured in The New York Times, Daily News, Miami Herald and has been picked up by Associated Press International and United Press International. Televised footage of tours has appeared on MTV, VHI, ABC, NBC, NY1, and BET.
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