Dublin rappers Versatile make Official Irish Singles Chart debut with viral hit Ketamine

The duo's viral smash Ketamine enters the Irish chart following their show-stealing performance at Electric Picnic.

Dublin rap duo Versatile have entered this week's Official Irish Singles Chart with their viral hit Ketamine. 

The pair - Alex 'Eskimo Supreme' Sheehan and Casey 'Casper' Walsh - hit the headlines back in April after releasing the controversial video for the track, where it became one of the top trending videos on YouTube. The seven minute visual now has over 1.6 million views. 

After a show-stealing performance at last week's Electric Picnic festival, Versatile have made their Irish Singles Chart debut at Number 49.

Versatile have been making music and visuals for Outburst's YouTube channel since 2014 and have gained a cult following for their parodies of life in Ringsend, Dublin. Their music has been compared to Eminem's early work, striking a balance between comedy and controversy. 

Versatile are part of a burgeoning hip-hop scene in Ireland, captured in 2017 documentary The Truth About Irish Hip-Hop, a short film by Gavin Fitzgerald and Mark Hayes that explores the changing attitudes to the genre.

Watch Versatile's Ketamine video below - viewer discretion is advised: