Someone finally found Tom Hardy’s embarrassing rap album

Everyone dreams of being a rock star—even Tom Hardy.

The 40-year-old actor best known for his roles in Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mad Max: Fury Road has now made headlines for his rap “career” in the ‘90s because his mixtape has been unearthed on the internet.

The mixtape was appropriately recorded in Hardy’s music producer’s bedroom—using nothing but a handheld tape dictaphone and an AKAI sampler to collect samples from records and VHS tapes of movies. It was called Falling On Your Arse in 1999. The then-20-year-old Hardy wrote and performed all the lyrics for the 18-track compilation under the moniker Tommy No 1.  

The result is a mixtape that now sounds like a nostalgic throwback to the ‘90s. Hardy even raps over the Godfather theme song in “Wiser.”

Falling on Your Arse in 1999 by Tommy No 1 + Eddie Too Tall

Hardy’s rap aspirations haven’t been a secret. Back in 2011, he told BBC that he had a recording deal as a rapper with someone who managed the Fugees when he was a teenager but he turned to acting because he wasn’t “very good at rapping.”

Some Hardy fans agree it’s a blessing that he went the acting route because they think the mixtape’s horrible.

Other fans, however, love it.

Perhaps Hardy should add hip-hop artist to his resume, after all. Listen to the whole thing below:

Falling on Your Arse in 1999 by Tommy No 1 + Eddie Too Tall

The post Someone finally found Tom Hardy’s embarrassing rap album appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close