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People Are Just Finding Out About Tom Hardy's Failed Rap Career

People Are Just Finding Out About Tom Hardy's Failed Rap Career

This is news to us?!

Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders

Tom Hardy is known for his roles in major films such as Mad Max, Venom and The Dark Knight Rises, just to name a few. But one thing fans are only just finding out about is his failed rap career.

Tom Hardy was on BBC Radio 1 answering children's questions, when one asked the 44-year-old: "Why did your rap career flop?" Sorry - a rap career? This is the first we've heard of it. But yes, apparently, Tom Hardy was a rapper before he became an actor.

Hardy replied: "Oh ummm, my rap career flopped errr, because I suck."

The clip of him answering this question has been shared by Radio 1 on TikTok, along with a short snippet of a young Tom Hardy rapping, dressed like a 1990s Eminem.

"Why does this kid know about his rap career?" asked one TikTok fan - that surprised us too.

"Bro that wasn't bad at all," said another.

"He wasn't even that bad. Unique voice and flow," remarked another.

It looks like fans are keen to see Hardy relaunch his rapping career - even Jedward has joined in.

"Now that The Rock Dwayne Johnson has started rapping again maybe they can do a collaboration?" asked Jedward, to which Radio 1 replied: "Now THAT would be jepic!"

When was Tom Hardy a rapper?

In 2011, Hardy told the BBC he started rapping when he was around age 14-15 and he secured a music deal, but nothing really came of it.

"Because I come from a nice middle-class neighbourhood it was a very hard sell. And I wasn't very good!" he said.

"I used to be with the guy who managed Leela James and Lauren 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.

"I've got albums, man. My best friend Peanut, he grew up in the south Bronx. He's a very good MC and we still play. It'll come out in a film one day, it'll come out in a character somewhere." Well we for one can't wait to see that. Perhaps Venom has a secret talent?

In 2018, one of Hardy's mixtapes surfaced online. According to Billboard, the full mixtape emerged on Bandcamp on 8th January 2018 by Edward Tracy, who produced the songs under the pseudonym 'Eddie Too Tall.'

You can listen to the full mixtape by following this link.

The description mentions that the mixtape was "Made in a bedroom" in 1999, and the tracks "were never really finished." The lyrics were all written by Hardy himself, who took on the stage name of 'Tommy No. 1.'

Featured Image Credit: PA/TikTok/@bbcradio1

Topics: Celebrity, Music, TV and Film, tom hardy