Tom Hardy has some fire in the vault.
While Tom Hardy has solidified himself as one of Hollywood's most consistent leading men, starring in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the upcoming Venom, his past was actually linked with hip-hop music. According to XXL, the talented British actor was actually signed to a record deal when he was a teenager, stating "I used to be with the guy who managed Leela James and Lauryn 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."
Now, a user on r/hiphopheads has unearthed what is reported to be Tom Hardy's unreleased and unfinished hip-hop album, available for streaming and downloading on Bandcamp here. According to Noisey, Edward Tracy (aka Eddie Too Tall) uploaded the album earlier this month. The project, titled Falling On Your Arse In 1999, finds Hardy rapping under the moniker of Tommy No 1, collaborating with an artist by the name of Eddie Too Tall. The project has a lo-fi, jazzy aesthetic, clocking in at a sizeable eighteen tracks; it's actually kinda fire, especially if you're into raw, underground hip-hop. If you're a fan of the actor's work, or simply looking for a glimpse into the creative mind of a young artist, be sure to check out the project in full.
Tom Hardy has yet to speak on the album's arrival, but hopefully he appreciates the fan love it's been receiving. In other news, the first still of Tom Hardy playing "Venom" can be seen by hitting the link above.