Josh was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina. After graduating with a BA in philosophy from the University of North Carolina and completing his Masters degree in English at NC State, Josh worked as a community college writing instructor before moving to Minneapolis in 2016. In the greater Twin Cities area, Josh does private consulting and freelance writing by day and waits tables at night. A singer/songwriter himself, who began by playing the piano at a young age and who has collaborated with numerous hip-hop artists through the years, Josh is involved with the music community in various capacities whether attending concerts, composing music on the guitar or writing about the music industry. Especially inspired by southern rap via Atlanta in the 90’s and early 2000s, Josh has a deep love for hip-hop. One of his most memorable experiences was seeing Outkast perform live on their 1999 Stankonia tour in a small venue in Chapel Hill, NC. Josh is a proud husband and father who is transitioning into a full-time writing career.