Tom Hardy's Rap Mixtape from 1999 Has Surfaced on the Internet

Tom Hardy at DGA Theater on Jan. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Tom Hardy at DGA Theater on Jan. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Tom Hardy is known for his roles in major films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises—and now, his long lost rap career.

Back in 2011, he told BBC that he had a recording deal as a rapper when he was a teenager. Nothing was ever released and his life path soon turned to acting. Just when his music seemed to be gone forever, a full mixtape emerged on Bandcamp on January 8 by Edward Tracy, who produced the songs under the pseudonym "Eddie Too Tall." 

The description mentions that the mixtape was "Made in a bedroom" in 1999, and the tracks "were never really finished." The lyrics were all written by Hardy himself, who took on the stage name of Tommy No. 1.

Listen to the full 18-track Falling on Your Arse in 1999 below.



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