You may know Tom Hardy as one of the best villainous actors in Hollywood, but before he was killing it on the big screen, the now 40-year-old had rap dreams. Thanks to Pitchfork, we have gotten wind of a previously-unreleased mixtape from Hardy and BAFTA-winning television writer and director, Edward Tracy.
Back in 2011, Hardy revealed to BBC Newsbeat that he began rapping at 14 or 15. “I’ve recorded loads of stuff but it’s never been released,” the award-winning actor said, as he even had a record deal prior to his acting days.
Alongside Edward Tracy, Tom performed under the moniker Tommy No. 1, while Tracy, who took care of the production, went by Eddie Too Tall. Press play below to listen to Tommy No. 1 and Eddie Too Tall’s 1999 mixtape.
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