Legendary hip-hop trio Run-DMC will make history this year at the 58th annual Grammy Awards by becoming the first rappers to earn the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. The monumental feat comes 30 years after they were first nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance, before a rap category even existed.

"I just got a call from the Grammys!" tweeted Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons. "They shocked me!! We’re the first rappers to get this award!! Shocked! Grateful! God is good!!!"

Joseph ‘Rev Run’ Simmons and Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels are the two surviving members of the group, as Jason Mizell AKA Jam Master Jay was shot dead in 2002. Calling the trio’s career, "exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry," president and CEO of The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow stated that he's sure RUN-DMC will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.

Honorary awards are also going to Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, and Linda Ronstadt. The Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, February 15.