It’s been over 30 years since Run-DMC broke onto the scene with their self-titled debut album, but they’re still setting new precedents.
Next month, Daryl “DMC” McDaniels and “Reverend Run” Joseph Simmons, along with the late Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, will become the first rap act to ever receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys. Run recently spilled the beans on Twitter:
The group is set to be honored alongside artists like folk singer Linda Ronstadt, jazz icon Herbie Hancock, R&B squad Earth, Wind & Fire, psych rock group The Jeffersons, Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz, and late R&B singer Ruth Brown.
The only time the Grammys ever nominated Run-DMC was for “Raising Hell” in 1987.