Haviah Mighty’s powerful debut: 13th Floor


Tyki Rose

Hailing from Brampton: Meet Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty is a writer and hip hop artist hailing from Toronto, Canada, specifically the Brampton neighborhood. Mighty was heavily influenced by the music that was popular when she was growing up. She listened to the mainstream hip hop of the 2000’s as well as some old school R&B, making these influences present in her work.

A Rap Game Vet from Brampton

Though only recently signing to a major record label, Haviah is a vet in her city. She dropped her first full-length project at the young age of 17 years old and first gained the industry’s attention when she featured on the team backpack cypher with Keisha Freshh, Lex Leosis, and Phoenix Pagliacci whom she went on to form the Toronto rap group The Sorority with. Even early on in her career, you could see the potential she had to expand as an artist. She has the kind of raspy and infectious voice that soothes your ears just by the way she says words. She has a great singing voice as well, and coupled with her writing ability she is able to explore many different sounds and styles.

13th Floor

In May of 2019, Haviah Mighty released her first studio album entitled 13th Floor and it truly shows her potential being realized. 13th Floor certainly has something for everybody, possessing a healthy blend of radio-worthy singles and deep soulful tracks with serious commentary. Club bangers like “Vamanos”, “Wishy Washy”, and “You Don’t Love Me” are interspersed between inspiring tracks like “Thirteen” and the prideful anthem “In Women Colour”.

An artist’s power and obligation

In my opinion, this is one of the unique powers that artists possess. They have one or two tracks that blow up in the club and that helps bring attention to the album. However, when you dig though the whole project you’ll see the artist’s entire creative expression of their life experience. I respect Haviah’s new project a lot because she realizes this power and therefore her obligation to say something. Mark my words; Haviah Mighty is on the verge of something great.

Our Thoughts

If I had to quantify the album, 13th Floor was a 7/10 for me. After a few listens, I could see giving it a higher score depending on your music taste or maybe if you grew up in Canada or near Brampton. With all of this said, I look forward to seeing Haviah Mighty’s career takeoff. I see her having Nicki Minaj-level versatility with her music with the potential to take over the airwaves; but also possessing the bars and depth to infiltrate a real hip hop head’s playlists as well. For this reason I think Haviah Mighty is on her way to a long and successful career in the industry and I look forward to seeing what she will choose to do with her platform and power.

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