One of the more mysterious figures from the ’70s music scene is singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez , the Detroit musician who wrote an anthem that resonated loudly in apartheid-rule South Africa while he failed to gain national attention Stateside. (More recent times have seen his work reissued , and sampled by Large Professor for a Nas beat.) It was at one point believed Rodriguez had committed suicide, but as we learn in a new documentary by director Malik Bendjelloul, “Sugar Man” is still amongst us.
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Limited theater release begins this Friday, July 27th. New Yorkers can catch Rodriguez in concert Friday, August 31st at the Highline Ballroom .
BONUS: Rodriguez — "Sugar Man" (1970)
BONUS: Nas — "You're Da Man" (2001)
(Props to arpeggi1234 & rightful8912 for the music uploads)