Last night saw Jeremy Dutcher hand over the virtual Polaris crown, the one he was wearing having been brought from home, along with the $50,000 to Haviah Mighty for her album 13th Floor, beating releases from the likes of Marie Davidson, PUP, Jessie Reyez, FET.NAT, Shad, to name but a few.
The Toronto rapper began producing at age 15 b her first mixtape, No Studio, only 2 years later. In the meantime she would win ‘So You Think You Can Rap Canada’ along with the opportunity to perform at CNE’s Rising Star Talent and formed one quarter of The Sorority, along with Keysha Fressh, Lex Leosis, and Phoenix Pagliacci after collaborating on a cypher for International Women’s Day before releasing their debut album, Pledge, in 2018.
On March 23 Haviah announced her debut studio album, 13th Floor, via social media and that the album would arrive soon. The album became one of the most anticipated Canadian albums of the year so far according to both CBC Music and Exclaim! with the lead single, In Woman Colour, receiving positive reviews.