Haviah Mighty is a Canadian rapper from Brampton, Ontario. Mighty, her surname from birth, perfectly describes Haviah’s attitude towards creating music that is uncompromising and to the point. Haviah started taking music lessons throughout the GTA at the age of four. She honed her craft for rap and music production and independently released her first mixtape, No Studio, in 2010 at the age of seventeen.
Over the next several years she released more projects, competed in and won ‘So You Think You Can Rap Canada’ and performed at CNE’s Rising Star Talent in 2016. The same year, along with Lex Leosis, Keysha Freshh and pHoenix Pagliacci, Haviah began performing in a hip hop group called The Sorority. The group was named one of “Toronto’s Musicians to Watch” by NOW Magazine. Haviah’s fifth EP Flower City was met with much critical acclaim and was one of Complex’s favourite Canadian releases of 2017.
The Sorority announced in 2019 that they would be breaking up in order to allow the members to pursue their individual music careers. That year Mighty announced and released her debut studio album 13th Floor, named after the phenomenon of skipping the thirteenth floor in buildings, as well as the lack of discussion surrounding the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. In September 2019 Haviah won the Polaris Music Prize for the album.
In 2022 her mixtape Stock Exchange won the Juno Award for Rap Album of the Year, making her the first woman ever to win the award. Haviah combines rap, song and instrumental seamlessly across genres like hip hop, soul and more, breaking down expectations for the genre. Her goal is to continue carving a space for defying gendered expectations for women in hip hop.