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