Brent started playing the drums when he was 17, then quickly added the guitar a year later. While learning both simultaneously, he began to write and record on a 4-track. Several years later, he graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Recording Engineering. After returning to VA, Hoskins formed the band THE SEED with friend and co-writer Gabe "The Ambassador" Lewis. The band quickly gained a devoted following and won numerous local awards, including "best band" by publications such as The Roanoke Times, City Magazine, and The Roanoker Magazine. They released a self-titled album in 2008, which received great reviews. In 2009, The Seed parted ways, with Lewis re-locating to San Diego, and Hoskins to Philadelphia.
Hoskins wrote, recorded, and performed for 2 years there, then decided to move back to his roots in Virginia.
As of late 2013, Hoskins released the album "Sketches Of..." under the name Brent Hoskins & The Heavy Soul Collective, which features his songwriting, production, engineering, and multi-instrumental skills. It also features some great vocalists from all around the U.S., who lend their singing and rhyming talent throughout the album.
-Voted Best Musician in Southwest Virginia by City Magazine in 2008 and 2009.
-Primary Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Drum Machine/Sampler, Congas.
-Graduate of Full Sail University (AAS Recording Engineering).
-Has shared the stage with acts such as The Wailers, Midnite, The Movement, Ballyhoo, Toubab Krewe, and Donna The Buffalo.
-Main Influences: Bob Marley and The Wailers, DJ Shadow, Sublime, Madlib, Sam Cooke, Barrington Levy, B.B. King, The Black Keys, etc., etc......
-Formed band The Seed in Roanoke, VA....co-writer/drummer/producer....voted best band 2006-2008 by publications such as The Roanoke Times, City Magazine, and Roanoker Magazine.
-Writer/Instrumentalist/Producer/Recording Engineer for The Heavy Soul Collective.
-aka "the filthybeatmaker"