“Her flow is fantastic, but the sound of her voice – it’s so dark and so deep too” Richard Kingsmill, triple j
“After having a breakout 2020, Haviah’s unapologetic hooks
are bound to travel even further in 2021” GQ
“Mighty’s flow is slick and her tone wary” FLOOD
“Straightforward and urgent…piercing” The FADER
“Ominous, bass-heavy beats and hard-nosed bars
that could go toe-to-toe with any challenger” Pitchfork
“Haviah Mighty’s ‘Protest’ keeps 2020’s BLM demonstrations alive” Rolling Stone
2019 Polaris Prize Winner
Haviah Mighty hasdelivered with the release of her new mixtape, Stock Exchange, out now. LISTEN HERE.
Following Haviah‘s 2019 Polaris Music Prize-winning album 13th Floor, her latest project features an array of highly acclaimed singles and guests, launching exactly one year ago with the powerful ‘Atlantic‘. with Stock Exchange, Haviah celebrates her ever-evolving and progressive career with numerous accolades and live shows – defying all odds around a time of change worldwide. The final album track, ‘So So‘, featuring Lenape Land / Queens, New York rapper, Dai Burger, rings in the occasion with bold bars, catchy production, and unwavering confidence. LISTEN TO ‘SO SO’ HERE.
Over the last two years, Haviah has been expanding her career on a global scale in between support from triple j‘s RichardKingsmill, to her feature on BBC Radio‘s Future Artists with Jack Saunders. With Stock Exchange she continues to highlight her artistic expansion through her lyricism and production alongside the mixtape’s long list of collaborators. Its guest list of international artists includes multiple Latin GRAMMY-winning Barcelona-based artist, Mala Rodríguez (‘Flamenco‘), UK artist Yizzy (‘Protest‘), US artists Jalen Santoy (‘Way Too Fast‘) and Old Man Saxon (‘Antisocial‘), to fellow hometown artists Astrokidjay (‘Coulda Been U’), JUNO Award-winning rapper, TOBi (‘Good On My Own Tonight‘), and producer-DJ Grandtheft (‘Avocado‘) and Young Dreadz (‘Tesla‘).
Throughout the mixtape, Haviah tackles a range of deeply felt ideas and topics: the roots of capitalism, systemic racism, self-awareness, independence, strength in community, and beyond. The title – Stock Exchange – refers to an internal reckoning the rapper underwent across the past year in regards to how artists are these days forced to validate their value as creators and the merit of their work based on (a nauseating set of) random data metrics (follower counts, views, streams, etc.), losing the authentic, universal human-to-human experience of art in the process. She reflects, “These statistics that we use to compare ourselves to others and to define our successes, have become proof of our worth. It’s all perception. These ideas around perceived value got me thinking about the Stock Exchange. Seeing parallels between the way it flows – the constant rising and falling – all dictated by the general public’s perception of an entity’s value, and ultimately how that influences the moves that we make as individuals.”
Stock Exchange by Haviah Mighty is out now,
buy/stream it here.