Applejac joined the Universal Zulu Nation Atlanta chapter in 1992, where he would hone his skills playing in front of crowds. It was during a party during Freaknik ’92 that he would make his mark playing “crate joints”. He would go on the following year to spin alongside DJs like long time friend Jaycee (V-103), Lil’ Jon, and Emperor Searcy at hot spots like The Warehouse, Club Velvet, Ethiopian Vibrations, and Club Soho. He would also join Jaycee and DJs Dose, and M3 as regulars on college radio mainstay WRAS FM mix-show “The Bomb”, to form the DJ super group, The Unknown Soldiers, in 1995. That same year, Applejac began to do “exclusive” remixes for WRAS’s Sunday night Hip-Hop show, “Rhythm and Vibes”, to showcase his production skills. He also helped to develop a segment called “Sample Clearance” where original songs of hip-hop tunes were played and the listeners had to figure out who the original artist was. More often than not, he left the listeners stumped.