Hip hop group Run-DMC will be honored at the upcoming 2016 Grammys with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award on February 15th when the Grammy Awards air at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.
Rev Run took to Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 13) declaring the group the first rappers to get the award.
“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!!! I’m so honored to be a #GRAMMYs Lifetime Achievement Award recipient this year. Thank you to the Recording Academy,” he tweeted.
Run-DMC became the first rap group to be nominated in 1986 when they were up for Best R&B Vocal Performance because the rap category hadn’t been formed yet.