BEVERLY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Local hip-hop star Seamus Ryan, who goes by the stage name Esoteric, was able to live out his childhood comic book dreams when asked to make music for the movie “Venom : Let There Be Carnage “.
The film is the latest installment in Marvel and Columbia Pictures’ “Venom” franchise starring Oscar nominated actor Tom Hardy. Ryan said WBZ’s Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) that Hardy contacted him directly while walking his dogs last winter.
“It was around 6 a.m. and an international phone number was popping up from the UK and it’s Tom Hardy,” Ryan said. “I’m not at all prepared because I have two big labs shooting me. That first conversation… I was a little pissed off.”
Ryan said Hardy told him he was a huge fan of his music and would listen to it while he worked out in the gym. He invited Ryan and his hip-hop group CZARFACE, a trio with him, Inspectah Deck from the Wu Tang Clan, and another local artist 7L, to do two songs for the film.
Ryan said he was excited about the opportunity not only because his kids love the comics, but also because he loved them growing up in Beverly.
“I am an only child and I feel like I am on my own to have fun [so I ended up] spend hours on my stomach on the kitchen floor of my house [reading]Ryan said.
CZARFACE’s two songs for the film, which releases Friday October 1, are titled “Good Guys, Bad Guys” and “Today’s Special”.
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