Electro / rap

Ooberfuse – “Hard Times ft Snoop Dogg”

par Stephan Boissonneault

Sleeping rough on the streets of London is a hazardous past-time and David Fussell, a homeless film director, has had glass bottles smashed in his face while seeking shelter. That is until Fussell was handed a pop-up tent by street workers concerned for his safety.

With London band Oooberfuse, an East meets West electronic group, Fussell has joined forces with rap royalty’s Snoop Dogg on “Hard Times” to challenge hidden prejudices around homelessness. These prejudices recently erupted in the UK when former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman promised to crack down on tents and said that rough sleeping in a tent is a “lifestyle choice.”

“I lived in a tent for four 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.”

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