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Birth name Ernest Owens
Origin Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Genres Christian hip hop, hip-hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer, Staff Assistant
Years active 2003–present
Labels Nureau Ink, Fadacy
Associated acts Fadacy

Ernest Owens (born October 3, 1982 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) better known as Applejaxx, is a Christian hip hop artist from North Carolina.


His early influences ranged from Run DMC, N.W.A, and Nas.[1] He grew up playing basketball and had always enjoyed hip hop. In 1997, Applejaxx started to write rhymes and freestyle.[1] Soon after high school, Applejaxx went on to attend Campbell University in North Carolina, where he soon met Tonéx at a concert in 2003.[2] Owens was interviewed by the prolific rapper Eminem's station Shade 45.[3] 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.[1] His first appearance was on gospel/pop artist Tonéx's album Out The Box.[4] The single off his first project, "Nureau Anthem", which features T.Bizzy, was featured on[5] 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[edit]

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.[6] He then decided on "Back 2 The Future" instead.[7]


Applejaxx is also a staff assistant at Harvard Law in Technology & Research.[8]




  • 805 P.O.P. (2005)
  • Jesus High (2010)
  • Jesus High (Deluxe) (2011)
  • Appletizer (2012)

Music Videos[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Interview - Applejaxx". 2005-04-14. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Applejaxx On Christian Rap Music, Mainstream Success, and More". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Applejaxx on Shade 45". 2008-02-14. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Tonex & The Peculiar People (Out The Box) - Reviews". 2004-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ "Applejaxx f. T. Bizzy - Nareau Anthem". HipHopDX. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Universal Pictures cancels Applejaxx "Born Identity"". 2009-06-02. Archived from the original on September 6, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  7. ^ "Applejaxx Cover + Tracklisting Revealed". 2009-09-03. Archived from the original on March 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  8. ^ "Charles Hamilton Houston Institute | About | People | Ernest Owens". Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2010-05-30.