Feb 15

GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Run–DMC

Run DMC honered with the GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award. They are the first hip-hop act to receive this honor.

The Recording Academy presents this Special Merit Award to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

Run’s reaction on Twitter: “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!”

Read more about Run DMC getting this award in an short article at NY Daily News.

Further 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt. More information in the Special Merit Awards to Honor 2016 Class news post and the 12 Things To Know About The 2016 Special Merit Awards Class at www.grammy.com.

Mar 17

Run-DMC Were Kickin’ It Live!

20130319-203931.jpg Run and DMC were kickin’ it live the other day at the sold out Borgata, Atlantic City.

Because Run-DMC didn’t have JMJ (RIP), they brought Jay’s sons with them. One goes by the name of DJ JamMaster Json and the other son is Dasmatic.

In an interview with Run ahead of the Borgata show in Atlantic City Weekly, Run shared some background of how this show and the two others they played in the last year came to life. He also told some interesting memories about how their song Rock Box was developed 30 years ago.

Run also said that Run-DMC as a group has a couple more engagements lined up, but no one should expect them to release new tracks anytime soon.

A short video taken at the show found on Youtube features It’s Like That and It’s Tricky. For a video probably shot with a mobile quality is alright – sounds like them guys can still rock a rhyme and a crowd.
The show itself opened with one of their most iconic songs, Rock Box.