Tom Hardy Recorded A Hip-Hop Mixtape In 1999 — And It’s Really Good!

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Before Tom Hardy was starring in blockbuster films, he was an aspiring rapper. No, really!

In a 2011 interview with BBC Newsbeat, Hardy revealed he even landed a recording deal before moving into the acting game, admitting he “recorded loads of stuff” that was never released.

But Hardy’s musical career isn’t going unnoticed anymore. Earlier this month, BAFTA-winning television writer Edward Tracy uploaded a mixtape of the unfinished beats to Bandcamp — and tbh, it’s kind of fire!

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A then-22-year-old Hardy co-wrote and performed the lyrics in 1999 under the name Tommy No. 1. Tracy, going by Eddie Too Tall, co-wrote and produced the 18-track compilation.

Tracy said he decided to release the album, titled Falling on your Arse in 1999, because the Mad Max: Fury Road star recently asked about it. He even joked that a tour could be in the future if reception is positive enough, telling Complex:

“We always said we’d do a Vegas tour as a joke. Maybe if this album generates enough love then we can coax Tom onstage.”

Hey, if the Cash Me Ousside girl can have a thriving rap career, so can Tommy No. 1!

Take a listen to the full mixtape (below) and be prepared to fall on your arse!

[Image via Bandcamp.]

Jan 19, 2018 4:29pm PDT

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