Tom Hardy has made an entire rap album.
It’s been 19 years since Tom Hardy – under the pseudonym ‘Tommy No 1’ – dropped some phat beats with his pal Eddie Too Tall. But now, it looks as though the British rapper (and in some circles, actor) has finally dropped the mic.
That’s right – Tom Hardy’s ‘Falling On Your Arse In 1999’ is available online.
The awesomely-titled rap album was made available by Hardy’s partner-in-rhyme, Edward Tracy – aka Eddie Too Tall – on the BandCamp website. Eddie is credited with writing and producing the music, with Tom Hardy as writing and performing the lyrics.
The 18-track album includes such classics as ‘We Makes The Beats’ and ‘Bring the F**king Noise’ as well as the colourfully-title ‘Rotten Cocksuckers Ball’.
“Made in a bedroom 1999, these mixtapes were never really finished,” said Eddie Too Tall.
And Tom Hardy has commented on his amazing rap career already.
Back in 2011, Hardy told the BBC that he had a recording deal as a rapper when he was just a teenager… but the tracks never saw the light of day.
“I’ve recorded loads of stuff but it’s never been released,” he said.
“I used to be with the guy who managed Leela James and Lauryn Hill, Pras, the Fugees and all that,” he explained. “I worked out with (Grammy-winning producers) Warren Riker and Gordon Williams.”
“It was an important time for me to stand on my own and do what I thought was important,” he added. “I stood on stage and presented myself and said ‘what do you think of that?’”
But it seems he’s not expecting to go back to the thug life anytime soon.
“Unless I’m playing a rapper in something I can’t see myself straying off and doing it,” he said.” But who knows? Maybe I’ll have an album when I’m 80.”