via press notes:
Tuesday night’s episode (1/25) of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” included the “Web Redemption” Ice Cream Truck Guy (a.k.a. Ken Green) which featured Ken getting hit by an ice cream truck while dancing in the street to his song “I’m Gipper.” To redeem himself, Tosh helps the unknown rapper finish his rap video.
Since the airing of the episode, the song “I’m Gipper” by Optimo 55 Souf (Ken Green) has surged up the iTunes hip hop singles chart to #15. “I’m Gipper” single was released on August 7, 2010 but did not crack the top 200 hip hop singles chart until yesterday. The “Tosh.0” fans rallied and accelerated the rapper from obscurity to the company of Jay-Z, Kanye and Eminem on the charts.
Optimo 55 Souf – I’m Gipper
The world premiere music video of the soon-to-be #1 hit “I’m Gipper,” a Tosh.0 exclusive.
Click here to watch the entire Ice Cream Truck Guy “Web Redemption”– http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/tosh-0–web-redemption—ice-cream-truck-guy
“Tosh.0” scored the highest-rated and most watched episode (1/25/11) in show’s history with M18-24 and M18-34.
Currently, the third season is averaging 3.4 million total viewers. Compared with last summer’s episodes, this season is pacing ahead by +68% P18-49, +86% M18-24, 64% M18-34. The third season is averaging 1.2 million additional viewers each week, a gain of +55%.