The Raleigh, NC native, Halston "Hoss Talonz" Simmons discovered his talent for writing and performing in high school when he sang at a school talent show. Although he enjoyed the energy he experienced, he decided that he preferred rapping over singing. However he did not fully discover his love for doing music until college.
HOSS is heavily influenced by the animated and often rapid deliveries of artists like Busta Rhymes and Ludacris, as well as the flow and charismatic style of T.I. and raw energy of Linkin Park. His style of music is unique due to him bringing his fun-loving, energetic, and slightly crazy attitude to the table in a game that needs more timeless players.