Haviah Mighty, 2019 Polaris Music Prize Winner, Announces February US Dates
Praise for Haviah Mighty
“13th Floor captures the spark-plug energy of her live performances with ominous, bass-heavy beats and hard-nosed bars that could go toe-to-toe with any challenger.”
“Haviah Mighty is her real name. It’s like the Rap Gods decided they’d had enough of the day-to-day shenanigans and decided to cook up their own Athena, fully-formed as the perfect specimen of flow and force, of energy and charisma, born to be a star.”
“13th Floor is the thrilling sound of a hungry newcomer who knows she has your attention and will play every card in her hand to keep it.”
Toronto’s Haviah Mighty today announces a run of North American dates next month, including her NYC debut at Mercury Lounge on February 20th. Find all upcoming dates below and here.
Last year, Mighty became the first hip-hop artist as well as the first black woman to win the Canadian 2019 Polaris Music Prize for her breakthrough album, 13th Floor.
Swaying from swagger rap to Caribbean bounce with a Missy Elliot-like cadence, 13th Floor tackles marginalization and racism head-on as Haviah proclaims self-love as a black woman. Says Pitchfork, “The album’s title refers to both the superstitious tradition of buildings without a 13th floor and the 13th Amendment, forming a framework for Mighty’s impassioned commentary on cultural and socio-political identity.”
Tapped by XXL as a 2019 Toronto Rapper You Should Know. Haviah was also named one of CBC’s “New Faces of Canadian Hip Hop” and has garnered praise from Fader, Complex, Pitchfork, Billboard, and more
Haviah is known for bringing an explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity, and fast, technical flows, earning her opening slots for legendary acts like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Redman and Method Man, and more.
Catch her on tour next month and stay tuned for more Haviah Mighty news coming soon
Haviah Mighty 2020 Live
Feb 15 – Longboat Hall (Wavelength Winter Festival) – Toronto, ON
Feb 20 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Feb 21 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC
Feb 24 – The New Parish (Noise Pop Festival) – Oakland, CA
Mar 1 – Capital Ballroom – Victoria, BC
13th Floor is out now, buy it/stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and more here.