At the 2020 Grammy Awards Sunday, January 26 Run-DMC were performing with Aerosmith as the legendary rock band was being honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Aerosmith was being recognized for their philanthropic efforts and impact on American music history.
The two legendary acts were burning up the stage performing their 1986 classic “Walk This Way“.
Some years ago Hot 97 was interviewing Run at his place. Though this interview is somewhat old, it still is interesting with Run talking about the times when Run-DMC got started and how things were back in the days.
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!”
I just got a call from the Grammys!! They shocked me!! We're the first rappers to get this award!! Shocked! … https://t.co/xHlzCPAgHz
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.