|Birth name Ernest Owens|
Role Hip-hop artist
Associated acts Fadacy
Name Ernest Owens
|Labels Nureau Ink, Fadacy|
Years active 2003–present
Education Campbell University
|Origin Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA|
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer, Staff Assistant
Albums Organic, Jesus High 2, Jesus High 3: McFly, 805 P.O.P. EP, Apple Tree, Nerd Power - EP, Jesus High
Genres Christian hip hop, Hip hop music
Similar People Eshon Burgundy, Je'Kob, Timothy Brindle, Alex Faith, Dre Murray
AppleJaxx | Jesus High ft. Odetta
Ernest Owens (born October 3, 1982 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) better known as Applejaxx, is a Christian hip hop artist from North Carolina.
- AppleJaxx Jesus High ft Odetta
- Album Title Issue
- Music Videos
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.
Applejaxx is also a staff assistant at Harvard Law in Technology & Research.