ICONIC RAP trio Run DMC will be honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony, it has been announced.
“I just got a call from the Grammys!! They shocked me!! We’re the first rappers to get this award!! Shocked! Grateful!. God is good!!!,” tweeted Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons — who formed the group in 1982 with fellow Hollis, Queens natives Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.
“I’m so honored to be a #GRAMMYs Lifetime Achievement Award recipient this year. Thank you to the Recording Academy,” he added.
The group is the first hip-hop act to receive the coveted honour.
And the pioneering act has earned it. Sucker MC’s sold 25 million records, and busted through ceilings and knocked down doors, to help put the genre on MTV and in the mainstream.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 15 in Los Angeles.