The Dark Knight Rises and Venom actor Tom Hardy's 1999 rap mix-tape has surfaced online.
The once-aspiring rapper recorded mix-tape Falling on Your Arse in 1999 under the name Tommy No. 1, with producer Eddie Too Tall (real name Edward Tracy) uploading the unfinished recordings to Soundcloud, where you can listen to the 18-track record.
Tracy's Bandcamp page says the tapes were "made in a bedroom in 1999" and "never really finished."
Hardy wrote and performed the lyrics, with Tracy serving as music writer and producer.
"I started out rapping when I was 14 or 15," Hardy told the BBC in a 2011 interview. He added, "Because I come from a nice middle-class neighbourhood it was a very hard sell. And I wasn't very good!"
"I've recorded loads of stuff but it's never been released," Hardy said.
The Max Max: Fury Road and Dunkirk star will next headline Spider-Man spinoff Venom as Eddie Brock for Sony Pictures.
The first installment of "Sony's Marvel Universe," Venom is expected to carry an R rating.
Producer Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) had high praise for Hardy, whose Eddie Brock is described as "gritty, real, authentic, funny" but also an "embittered character and a truth-teller who has made mistakes."
"It’s like a master class watching [Tom] act every day and he’s such a risk taker and he loved this character," Tolmach said, adding the actor "believed in this character entirely."
"He just has crazy integrity about it and so he challenges everything we’re doing in the most brilliant way," Tolmach explained.
"For him, it’s like, ‘if I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it and give it it’s due.’ Because the love that the fans have for that character is profound and he shares it. So, it’s really exciting.”
Venom opens October 5.