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Among the current crop of rising Irish rap stars, Versatile have proven to be one of most resilient and loved act in the Irish music industry. Through highs and lows, they weathered the storm, with the help of a cult-like following of fans we see versatile make Irish music history and undoubtedly cemented themselves as Ireland's biggest Hip Hop group. After headlining the 2019 Longitude Festival to a 40,000 strong crowd, followed by a sold-out headline at the Three Arena Dublin.

Versatile finally release their debut album, one for the fans. The title of their latest album, Fuck Versatile, suggests opening up and deepening. The 13 wittingly titled tracks straddle the world of EDM, West Coast Hip Hop, Irish Rap and other mystical genres. Featuring production from behind the scenes guru, Evan Kennedy, the album’s sonics explore a multitude of genre-blending styles never heard before. Taking essence of their west coast influences and incorporating it with their infamous Irish satirical rap style, the pair undergo open-heart surgery, touching on every topic in need of addressing. The album takes us on a journey ’Terminal 1’ filled with moments of tranquillity ‘Man on’ and moments of pulsating ‘Panic attack’, we even experience an interlude from rap legend Coolio.

The group composed of Casper Walsh, Eskimo Supreme and Evan Kennedy, is widely known for the explicit nature of their lyrics and their bold ability to touch on taboo subjects whilst still supplying an element of comic relief. At heart, they are Dubliner’s whose music perfectly captures the time and the place they’ve grown up in. Their ability to embody the essence of old school hip hop has seen them closely affiliated with rap legends Snoop Dogg & Coolio. Securing Versatile a spot on Snoop Dogg’s ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ Arena Tour alongside Warren G, Obie Trice, D12, Tha Dogg Pound and RJmrLA with dates throughout the U.K, Ireland & Europe, this iconic lineup will be touring in 2022. But before that Versatile embark on a tour of their own to promote the album. Cruising on a 14-date UK and Irish tour, which will see them play three Irish shows, including their return to Dublin’s 3Arena and eleven UK shows.

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