In the current musical landscape, there are no longer barriers. You dont have to be from New York or LA to be a rap artist. Poetry and pop music can go hand-in-hand, and an MC doesnt need to shy away from wearing his heart on his sleeve. This makes it the perfect time to introduce Nick de la Hoyde.
Nick de la Hoyde is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter/rapper from Sydney, Australia.
In pursuit of a professional football career, Nick moved to Barcelona, Spain at the age of 15 and lived there for 4 years. It was during this time that Nick started to explore hip-hop music as a way of expressing his frustrations with the ups and downs of following his dreams. What started out as an outlet, soon became a burning passion. Nick wrote lyrics and melodies to his favorite instrumentals as well as original songs, in collaboration with Sydney based composer, musician and producer (and brother) Joseph de la Hoyde (de la Aurora & Monks of Mellonwah).
Melding the sounds and vibes of hip-hop, pop, soul, R&B, and spoken word, Nick de la Hoyde developed a style that defies genres. With introspective lyrics that read like personal journal entries, his songs express the angst and triumphs that come with youth, dreams, and determination.
That message certainly made an impact. By performing his songs online and through his self-made videos, Nick began to make a name for himself, building a strong and loyal fanbase that continues to grow. This growth has been seen across all of Nick's social media sites, and in particular on Instagram where he has amassed a large following in just five 5 months.
Nick's work recently caught the attention of Chicago based Hip-Hop producer Lemoyne 'LA' Alexander (R.Kelly, Aaliyah) who invited Nick to the USA to collaborate. The result, Nick's debut single The Longest Way, realeased in October, entered the US top 100 chart strongly in 2015.