Two groundbreaking hip-hop groups – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and Salt-N-Pepa – are among the six artists selected by the Recording Academy to receive 2021 lifetime achievement awards.
This marks the second year in a row that a rap group has been selected. Public Enemy was among the honorees last year.
Run-D.M.C. was the first rap group to be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Academy, in 2016.
This year’s other lifetime achievement award recipients include slain star Selena and 11-time Grammy winner Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.