Producer, Singer, and Rapper Josef Pierre is the first to admit he's a diamond in the rough; an unpolished and unfinished yet promising product. Since 2007, Josef has been writing music and performing around Texas with bands of different genres with sounds ranging from pop to metal. In his musical endeavors, Josef pulls inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists and groups; Kanye West, Thom Yorke, and Pharrell Williams are among Josef’s biggest influences. In October 2010, Josef released his debut solo EP, Distant, for free download. This House is Not a Home showcases Josef’s unique production style, often sampling from rising indie and electronic acts including The XX and Gold Panda. This House Is Not a Home veers away from the fantasy influenced songwriting in Distant & is more introspective in nature. This largely collaborative project features all the members of Josef’s hip-hop quartet, Above the Clouds.