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Haviah Mighty is candidly speaking her truth as a young, black female rapper in Canada

The Polaris-nominated artist is one of Canada's most exciting new hip hop talents. She dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from her new album, 13th Floor.
Haviah Mighty performing in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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Haviah Mighty is one of Canada's most exciting new hip hop talents. The Polaris Prize-nominated rapper dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from her new album, 13th Floor, a passionate record about her experience growing up as a young black artist and self-described underdog who's worked hard for everything she's achieved.

"I've been rapping for many years and there was a time when I thought I could never speak my truth so candidly," said Mighty. "As a dark-skinned, black female with dreads, my experience is very different from many and I think in Canada, especially, those experiences aren't always validated."

Haviah Mighty with host Tom Power in the q studio. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Watch Haviah Mighty's performances in the q studio below. Her Polaris-nominated album 13th Floor is out now.

Haviah Mighty performs her song Wishy Washy live in the q studio with her sister Omega Mighty. 3:37
Haviah Mighty performs her song In Women Colour in the q studio. 3:03

Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full interview and live session with Haviah Mighty.

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