|Birth name||Ernest Owens|
|Origin||Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA|
|Genres||Christian hip hop, hip-hop|
|Occupations||Rapper, Producer, Staff Assistant|
|Labels||Nureau Ink, Fadacy|
His early influences ranged from Run DMC, N.W.A, and Nas. He grew up playing basketball and had always enjoyed hip hop. In 1997, Applejaxx started to write rhymes and freestyle. Soon after high school, Applejaxx went on to attend Campbell University in North Carolina, where he soon met Tonéx at a concert in 2003. Owens was interviewed by the prolific rapper Eminem's station Shade 45. The name Applejaxx refers to bearing good fruit as Apple, "jaxx" comes in as "jacking" someone out of the world into the light, out to bear good fruit. His first appearance was on gospel/pop artist Tonéx's album Out The Box. The single off his first project, "Nureau Anthem", which features T.Bizzy, was featured on HipHopDX.com. He has also collaborated with many in the Christian hip hop community, making guest appearances with artists such as DJ Morph, Gibraan, and The Washington Projects.
Album Title Issue
Applejaxx was set to release his debut album "Born Identity" out with Universal, but due to the Bourne Identity movies by the company and Universal being concerned about consumer confusion, they told him to change the title. He then decided on "Back 2 The Future" instead.
- Back 2 The Future (2009)
- Organic (2012)
- 805 P.O.P. (2005)
- Jesus High (2010)
- Jesus High (Deluxe) (2011)
- Appletizer (2012)
- "Interview - Applejaxx". Rapzilla.com. 2005-04-14. Retrieved 2010-05-30.[dead link]
- "Applejaxx On Christian Rap Music, Mainstream Success, and More". Thestateofhiphop.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- "Applejaxx on Shade 45". Rapzilla.com. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2010-05-30.[dead link]
- "Tonex & The Peculiar People (Out The Box) - Reviews". GospelFlava.com. 2004-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- "Applejaxx f. T. Bizzy - Nareau Anthem". HipHopDX. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- "Universal Pictures cancels Applejaxx "Born Identity"". Rapzilla.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2010-05-30.[dead link]
- "Applejaxx Cover + Tracklisting Revealed". Rapzilla.com. 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2010-05-30.[dead link]
- "Charles Hamilton Houston Institute | About | People | Ernest Owens". Charleshamiltonhouston.org. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30.