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Snoop Dogg links up with Ooberfuse and homeless film director David Fussell for Christmas single

27 November 2023, 12:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

David Fussell, along with London band Oooberfuse, have joined forces with rap royalty’s Snoop Dogg to challenge hidden prejudices around homelessness with the new single, "Hard Times".

These prejudices recently erupted in the UK when former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman promised to crackdown on tents and said that rough sleeping in a tent is a ‘life-style choice’.

Eradicating homeless is something that is close to Snoop Dogg’s heart. “When you get it, make sure you give it back, that’s how you keep getting it!” says Snoop Dogg. He has said that he lives his life by this belief. London rough-sleeper Fussell says: "I lived in a tent for 4 out of the 10 years that I lived on the streets. I started using a tent after someone threw a glass bottle that smashed in my face and I was lucky only to have a small cut on my forehead. A tent will keep you out of the wind and rain/snow and greatly increases your chances of survival on winter nights."

Hal St John of London band Ooberfuse, says: "Suella Braverman’s recent comments highlight the disconnect between the comfortable corridors of power in Whitehall and what’s happening on our city streets. Rough sleeping in a tent is not a lifestyle choice, it’s a mirror reflecting back to us the failings of government housing provision. No one should be punished for being homeless."

Cherrie Anderson of London band Ooberfuse says adds: “Having Snoop Dogg as a feature in this track is amazing. Technology today means that we were able to record our parts in Abbey Road whilst Snoop Dogg, our producer and musicians recorded their parts in the US! Our song Hard Times is about weathering tough times and shining a light on actual lived experiences of homelessness”.

Hard Times featuring Snoop Dogg is released on 1 December.

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