Ever since Justice League first hit theaters back in mid-November 2017, certain DC movie fans — particularly those who have a very, very strong allegiance to Zack Snyder — have tried to petition Warner Bros. Pictures to release a version of the DC Comics-based team-up film that more closely resembles the original vision that its first director had for it.
This has manifested in the form of a plethora of online petitions and even organized meet-ups at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California in an attempt, organized and not-so-organized, to try and compel WB to release what’s been colloquially referred to as the “Snyder Cut” of the latest DC Extended Universe film.
So, this brings up an interesting set of questions: first…
Before he became an Oscar-nominated actor, “Dunkirk” star Tom Hardy was trying to make it as a rapper.
As he told the BBC in 2011, he had a recording deal when he was a teenager where he was billed as “Tommy No. 1.”
“I started out rapping when I was 14 or 15,” he told the BBC. “Because I come from a nice middle-class neighborhood it was a very hard sell. And I wasn’t very good! 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.”
The full mixtape from 1999 was posted recently to Bandcamp by Edward Tracy, who produced the songs under the name “Eddie Too Tall.”
It’s called “Falling on Your Arse” and features such titles as “We Makes the Beats,” “People Like to Boogie” and “Sit Your Arse Down.”
Listen to the full 18-track below. And enjoy. Now we can only hope that among Venom’s skills are some mean beats.
Falling on Your Arse in 1999 by Tommy No 1 + Eddie Too Tall
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