Sydney, Australia may not be known for their Hip Hop history but that doesn’t mean talent isn’t over there in the down under as Hip Hop artist Nick de la Hoyde shows with all his accolades and the release of his EP, Passion. It’s clear that de la Hoyde is in the business of selling records as his musical palette is quite expansion but he’s doing so without losing himself along the way as he reaches for the mainstream in a creative way as his music crosses international waters.

On Passion, his biggest strength is his versatility as he effectively utilizes multiple genres to reach his listeners with a laid back delivery and even a bit experimental with his production. Whether production, a great hook, or good verses, almost every song brings something to the table; and most tracks deliver all three.

Take a look at the music video for Nick de la Hoyde’s By My Side: