James Khubiar grew up in the southern California city of Simi Valley, California until he moved to Mansfield, Texas in 2001. He attended the University of North Texas in Denton where he would earn a bachelors in political science in 2008 and, later in 2013, a masters in sociology. He began Justified Arrogance in the late summer of 2014. His writing has also featured for Noisey, the Dallas Observer, Clrvynt, and Cinepunx. In addition to music journalism, James has written and developed a television series entitled The Adolescents. James currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.