Dizzee Rascal has been awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of East London for his services to the local community and the arts.

The MC who famously hails from Bow in east London but was never a student of the university, was given the award yesterday in recognition of his achievements during his music career.

At least someone is choosing to recognise Dizzee’s talents, unlike Radio One who showed that he’s not worthy of their attention after they refused to playlist his new music earlier this month.

Hmmm, maybe one day he’ll be getting knighted for his services to music?! One can dream…