2019 Polaris Prize goes to...

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Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty. I heard her for the first time on Monday and while I am not usually a fan of hip-hop and rap, she hits a sweet spot.

Her acceptance speech (it's a good one):


And Haviah Mighty in action:


13th Floor, the winning album, is her first solo record but she's done others as part of a musical collective called Sorority.
 

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Good piece on the prize from Now Toronto pointing out that she's not just the first Black woman to win a Polaris, but the first hip-hop artist.

 

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And since her performance at the awards was a medley, here's some of the original tracks:


That's the one that I heard before the show.


 
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