Album: Stock Exchange
Producer: Haviah Mighty, Young Dreadz

Haviah Mighty takes protesting from the streets to the studio with her Black Lives Matter-inspired anthem about trauma and systemic racism. As always, her flow is on point and her lyrics are visceral, perhaps more honed than ever before as she alerts listeners to all the realities anchored to simply living while Black. Drill-inspired beats hammer home references to Africville, reminding listeners that racism only evolves but never truly dies. And by the time Yizzy pops in with his verse, piping up to say that things across the pond aren’t any better, it’s clear that the power of the song isn’t just within the lyrics but the details–the gunshots echo solemnly in the background, sparking the realization that even when the music stops, the racism still persists. —Natalie Harmsen