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Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. Mighty could not better describe her craft of provocative challenges and uncompromising truths.

Toronto-based, Haviah has spent a lifetime developing her skills as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and performer culminating in a style of profound introspection and socio-political critique. Her style transitions seamlessly from hip-hop to soul to afrobeats with a meticulous flow and cadence that transcends traditional expectations of genre.

2019 saw Haviah earn break-out success with her album, 13th Floor, making her the first hip-hop artist and first Black woman to win the Polaris Music Prize. Soon after, recognition spread internationally. In addition to praise from trendsetters like Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, Haviah made an acclaimed appearance on Sway in the Morning, impressing with a performance of fierce lyricism, “showing you something you NEED to be looking at.” Likewise, in the UK, BBC's Jack Saunders recognized Haviah as “one of the most exciting new rappers out there."

Haviah continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip-hop.

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