With TV and radio airplay of their new song, fans stopping them in the street and 85,800 online video views - it’s hard to deny 50 Sniffs’ success.
The Boston parody rappers’ summer anthem ‘Fish, Chips and Donkey Ridez’ was uploaded to YouTube last week and attracted 10,000 hits within just a few hours.
Since then, the trio of Fiddy, Dizzle and Kizzle – aka Jimmy May, David Vaughan and Jake Kelly – have been busy handling press interviews, appearances on four Lincolnshire-based radio shows and BBC Look North.
“It’s been quite surreal,” said Jimmy. “People have been tagging me in videos on Facebook of their children singing, clapping and dancing along to the song, which is brilliant.”
‘Dizzle’ added: “I can’t thank our fans enough. Big up mum and dad – gonna buy ‘em a shed when I’m famous.”
The video features the trio on a day trip to Skegness, enjoying the traditional seaside attractions – and racing OAPs on mobility scooters.
Set to the music of Nicki Minaj’s song ‘Starships’, their lyrics include the chorus line ‘fish, chips and donkey rides, a stick of rock with my name inside, 2p slots kid I’ll win the prize, loving life at the seaside’.
Jimmy said they decided to release another song after the online video success of their risqué Boston anthem ‘BSTN’ and opted for the seaside.
“So we took a holiday to Skeg Vegas, like every self-respecting Bostonian should at some point in their life – it’s almost a rite of passage,” he said. “The people we met were so helpful and keen to be involved which is I think a credit to the people of Lincolnshire.”
Asked what’s next for 50 Sniffs, he added: “We would like to get an original song into the charts and go national - but we’ll stick to the same tongue-in-cheek formula.”
To see a special acoustic version of the song click here