Like Toronto colleagues such as Keysha Freshhh, Lex Leosis and pHoenix Pagliacci, Haviah Mighty is one of the rising forces in feminine Anglo-Canadian rap. Over the past year, these forces have risen to the pinnacle of the 2019 Polaris Prize for 13th Floor, debut album from the MC with a powerful and confident flow. Haviah Mighty doesn’t do second guesses, she positions herself with ease on the most crucial issues of her own status as a black woman in the Canadian metropolis. Moreover, 13th Floor’s beatmaking differs noticeably from her American counterparts’, particularly in its Jamaican influences. But first and foremost, the rapper’s impact dominates this recording from A to Z.
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