Dizzee Rascal’s delight after degree award
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Musician Dizzee Rascal has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of East London.
The award-winning rapper, born in Bow and real name Dylan Mills, received the Honorary Doctorate of Arts for his “contribution to the east London community and beyond” at a ceremony at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich last week.
He said: “I have done a lot of crazy things in life, but this is one of the craziest things for me – it’s amazing.
“Early in my career I went to college and dropped out after a few months to really concentrate on my music career, so I didn’t get the chance to go to university.
“The closest I got was performing at universities along the way, so this is amazing.”
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Social photographer David Hoffman also received an honorary doctorate, after photographing social unrest in the UK for the past 30 years.
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