Rappers 50 Sniffs may have burst straight outta Boston and into the download charts with their charity single... but the trio are still calling on their legion of fans to keep doing their bit for the victims of the town’s flood.
Since its release earlier this week, festive banger Credit Card Christmas (#Stellabration Time)has peaked at number 63 in the iTunes charts, also hitting number one in the comedy chart.
Frontman Fiddy - AKA Jimmy May - told The Standard he believes the song has already raised around £1,000, which will be donated to those who have had their lives turned upside down since the Haven burst its banks on Thursday night.
But he wants to raise three times that much and is urging people to continue downloading the track, especially as it had just dropped to number 102 when this story was going online.
“Please, please, please, please, please, please buy it,” he said.
“You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to keep it. If you’ve already bought it then you can buy it again for somebody else by gifting it, even if they don’t want it.
“This money is going to the flood victims and not us.”
The campaigners with attitude may have raised one-third of their target to date, but Fiddy was quick to doff his baseball cap to those who have supported the campaign already.
He added: “We’re very happy with the way things have gone.
“We’ve fallen out of the top 100, unfortunately sales have slipped down. But it’s a good feeling to make it to number 63 without any commercial backing.
“It’s a good feeling for the right reasons as well. It shows how good the community has been.
“It doesn’t feel like we’re at number 63, it feels like everyone’s at number 63.”
50 Sniffs were among those Bostonians who took time off work to help clear up the devastation left in town on Friday morning.
And after seeing people lose their belongings to the tide, Fiddy said he felt the trio had to do more.
“We can’t help out in other ways,” he said. “We’re not electricians, we’re not plumbers. We can’t help out like that, but we’re entertainers and we’re trying to use what we can to help.
“To see people clearing out all their possessions was just heartbreaking.”
Credit Card Christmas is not your typical December release, but these rappers are still more ho ho ho than hoes, hoes, hoes.
With lines such as “I think I’ll buy a new car/it’s only 50 per cent APR” and “I bought my turkey on finance/And then I took it round my nan’s” - it’s more of an ode to those who have to graft and borrow to make sure they get all the trimmings.
There is more good news for Sniffs fans (Sniffers?) as the trio are planning an EP of original tracks, which should be available in the new year.
Credit Card Christmas is available to download on iTunes, priced at 79p.