The 'Searching For Sugar Man' star was praised for his 'musical genius'. Rodriguez, star of the Oscar winning film Searching For Sugar Man, has received an honorary degree from Detroit's Wayne State University.
The protest singer was honoured as a Doctor of Humane Letters yesterday (May 9) in his hometown. Sixto Rodriguez was praised for his "musical genius and commitment to social justice" at the university's commencement ceremony. He earned a philosophy degree from the same university in 1981, reports the Associated Press.
Rodriguez recently said that he is preparing to release his long awaited third album, his first since 'Coming From Reality' in 1971.