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Die Daily Team adds Battle Rappers Street Hymns and A. Ward to its Collective


The Die Daily Team, a growing collective of emcees, producers, DJ’s, and singers recently added more members to their group.

Having Galatians 2:20 in mind, the team’s mission is to “advance the Gospel in our families, local churches and surrounding communities, as we die to self, live for Christ, and truly serve others.”

The newest members to join the collective are Kansas City-based poet and artist A. Ward and Grand Prairie, Texas native artist Street Hymns. Notable members include Kadence, Dillon Chase, Cam, Cash Hollistah, OnBeatMusic and Sean C. Johnson.

Both A. Ward and Street Hymns have been steadily making a name for themselves within the battle rap culture. In 2014, Street Hymns made his debut in the DFW Battle League and impressed the crowd. He has also had notable battles going against up and comer D.C., atheist Plan Nein, and even landing a slot in John John da Don’s BullPen Battle League, going up against North Carolina battle rapper RIGGZ.

Hymns has been featured on several projects and in 2015, he collaborated with Ki’Shon Furlow to release their project Kings and Vagabonds. He also released his project Still Waters, and is currently working on another project set to release soon.

When asked about why he joined the collective, Hymns told Wade-O Radio, “I am as much a part of Die Daily as I am 116. As a child, groups like Cross Movement and 116 inspired me in so many ways. Carry your cross! Be unashamed! And now… die to yourself daily! Music careers (just like our Christian walk) will flourish and be at its best in community… So my decision to join another collective was based on my support of the message! Place others before yourself and die daily.”

A. Ward made his debut in The Connects League back in September of 2015 and stunned the crowd with his wordplay. He started doing music in 2009 and since then has released three projects including Constructive Criticism. Along with being a rapper, A. Ward is also a spoken word artist, and released a spoken word project in 2011. Recently, he was working on an EP, but tabled it in order to pursue battle rap.

A. Ward is set to make his debut on the most respected stage in battle rap, The Ultimate Rap Battle League.

In February, the Die Daily Team also added Knoxville, Tennessee rapper Prosper Music and Oklahoma rapper KT Hallel to their growing collective.

Kadence, group founder and Dove Award winner, released his free project Die Daily in 2013 and in October of 2015 he released Die Daily Season II. In January of 2015, the Die Daily Team released their first EP entitled Die Daily Team.

If you’re unfamiliar with the collective, you’ll find their member list below.


Since adding our new members, people been asking about our collective. For those keeping score at home…#DieDaily   A photo posted by Die Daily Team (@diedailyteam) on

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Mikaela "Laide Mak" McIntosh is an editor and reporter for She can also be heard on the Wade-O Radio Show. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Mass Media from Valdosta State University and a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. You can follow her on Twitter @Mikaelalaidemak.

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