Before Tom Hardy became an actor, he wanted to be a rapper. And now we have the proof.
“I started out rapping when I was 14 or 15,” Tom Hardy told BBC Newsbeat in 2011.
“Because I come from a nice middle-class neighbourhood it was a very hard sell. And I wasn’t very good!”
“I used to be with the guy who managed Leela James and Lauren Hill, Pras, the Fugees and all that. I worked out with (Grammy winning producers) Warren Riker and Gordon Williams. I’ve recorded loads of stuff but it’s never been released.”
It hasn’t been released until now that is.
Rapping under the name Tommy No. 1, he recorded with Eddie Too Tall, aka writer/director Edward Tracy. Now those unfinished recordings have been uploaded to Bandcamp by Tracy.
Check it out below.
Falling on Your Arse in 1999 Tracklist
1. We Makes The Beats (Hairy mix) 04:10
2. Rusty Sheriff’s Badge 03:25
3. Treason 02:33
4. Wiser 02:50
5. Across the Gulf of Space 03:25
6. Doh Back Again 02:42
7. In The City 03:16
8. We Makes the Beats (No More Whiskey mix) 02:32
9. No Love No Life (Bad Wig mix) 02:59
10. Bring The F__king Noise 01:56
11. Never Meant to Be 01:24
12. People Like To Boogie 03:20
13. Sit Your Arse Down 02:23
14. Dr Livingstoned 01:27
15. We Makes The Beats (Codpiece mix) 01:41
16. Rotton Cocksuckers Ball 01:55
17. Red Light Beams 00:41
18. I Like To Go Out 02:43