Tom Hardy’s 90s Rap Mixtape Is Here. No, Seriously

Tommy No 1 'back again with the flow'

Tom Hardy’s 90s Rap Mixtape Is Here. No, Seriously

by Jazmin Kopotsha |

There are some things in life that only get better with age. And one of those beautifully talented things, is Tom Hardy. From* Layer Cake* to Inception, Peaky Blinders to CBeebies Bedtime Stories, the actor has become quite the source of admiration that we’re actually unashamed to share with our mums.

But this latest revelation is one for the books, you guys. Did you know that our beloved Tom Hardy was something of a musician? Rap was his genre of choice and yes, there was a mixtape.

Or should we say, there is a mixtape. Really. This is not a drill – Thomas Hunky Hardy has a mixtape in which he drops actual beats. It was made in 1999 and, lucky for us, it is floating around the internet right now.

It’s called Falling On Your Arse In 1999 and while the album name sounds more along the lines of a song a British All American Reject might have come out with in the early 2000s, the output is something quite different. And you know what, it ain’t half bad.

Tom Hardy’s 90s Rap Mixtape Is Here. No, Seriously

The mixtape is a collaboration between Tommy No 1 (that’s Tom’s stage name, you see) and DJ Eddie Too Tall (who kindly uploaded the mixtape to Bandcamp for our listening pleasure) and it samples loads of jazzy vocals and snippets from various film soundtracks and it’s surprisingly vibey. As unexpected musical throwbacks go, despite the muddled lyrics, the odd messy mixes and retrospectively lolz song titles, I whole heartedly recommend having a listen because you just might be (kind of) into it. Maybe.

Treason, the third track with a pleasant violin riff, wouldn’t be out of place in a Save The Last Dance type soundtrack, if you ask me. One of the reasons that our new favourite 18 track offering that Tom described as unfinished and having been ‘made in a bedroom’ isn’t awful, probably has something to do with the fact that he had a record deal for a time and worked with some of the best people in the business.

‘I used to be with the guy ho managed Leela James and Lauryn Hill, Pras, the Fugees and all that’, Tom told BBC Newsbeat. ‘I worked out with (Grammy-winning producers) Warren Riker and Gordon Williams. I’ve recorded loads of stuff but it’s never been released’. Until now, my dear Tom.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
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Who can forget Will Smith and Carlton Banks in this American sitcom ... "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned up-side down"...

Buffy the Vampire slayer
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American drama series based on the life of Buffy Summers, who slays vampires and demons

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch and her magical talking cat Salem

RUGRATS
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Life as a toddler in the perspectives of Chucky, Phil and Li, and Angelica

F.R.I.E.N.D.S
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica and Phoebe

Saved by the Bell
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CREDIT: Digital Spy

American sitcom based on high school students Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, A .C . Slater, Jessie Spano and Screech Power

Boy meets World
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CREDIT: TV Guide

American sitcom based on the every-day life of Cory Matthews.

The X-Files
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Long-running sci-fi based on FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

The Simpsons
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Animated American sitcom based on the Simpson family - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie who live in Springfield

Dawson's Creek
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Teen drama series based on college friends including Dawson Leery

Will & Grace
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American sitcom based in New York, based on the relationship between Will, a gay lawyer, and Grace, an interior designer

Arthur
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American animated series based on the life of aardvark Arthur Read

Dexter's Laboratory
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American animated series based on Dexter, genius inventor of a laboratory in the basement of his house, and his sister Dee Dee

The Powerpuff Girls
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American animated series based on super-powered trio Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup

Kenen and Kel
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American sitcom based on Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell... "Who loves orange Soda? KEL LOVES ORANGE SODA"

Bear in the Big Blue House
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CREDIT: Playbuzz

American TV series based on Bear and friends Ojo, Tutter, Treelo, Pip, Pop, and Shadow

Animaniacs
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American animated series based on siblings Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot

Seinfield
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American sitcom based on Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer

Freaks and Geeks
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CREDIT: Youtube

American comedy series and teen drama based on high schooler Lindsay Weir and friends

Frasier
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CREDIT: Amazon

American sitcom based on Dr. Frasier Crane

Full House
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CREDIT: Itunes

American sitcom based on the events of widowed father, Danny Tanner, who has to raise three daughters

Recess
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American animated series based on Third Street School fourth-graders T.J, Ashley, Vince, Gus, Gretchen and Mikey

Hey Arnold!
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Charmed
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Series based on three sisters Prue, Pipper and Phoebe who are all witches with individual magical powers

That 70's Show
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American sitcom based on the lives of teenager friends living in 'Point Place', with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher as part of the cast!

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Who can forget Will Smith and Carlton Banks in this American sitcom ... "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned up-side down"...

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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