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Lil Haiti Releases 'Panicking' Video Inspired By Martin Scorsese’s 'Casino' Crime Scene

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

'Panicking' Official Music Video Celebration Hosted by DJ Blue Diamond and

Lady Luck Saturday, Sept. 12

(New York, NY - September 3, 2020) - Brooklyn rapper Lil Haiti transforms his buzzing, melodic party record “Panicking” into a chilling, suspenseful crime scene in the music video out today, Thurs., Sept. 3, on Que Global Entertainment in partnership with BMG. The visual for the song that has surpassed 7 million streams across digital streaming platforms is inspired by fake friends and Martin Scorsese’s 1995 drama “Casino.” In the “Panicking” video that co-stars Kush Flo and Mia Millz, the rapper who has scored viral hits with “The Wave,” “Low It Down” and “Good Vibe” seeks vengeance with a snitch, kidnapping him and taking him to an abandoned building for a brutal beating reminiscent of a memorable “Casino” scene where Joe Pesci’s character Nicky Santoro and his brother are killed with baseball bats and buried in a cornfield.

The “Panicking” clip is a reminder to be cautious of untrustworthy associates, Lil Haiti says. “Stay dangerous no matter the situation,” he says about the video shot and directed by Ty3 and produced by Dovetail Digital. “Remain humble and trust the process. All friends aren't good friends.”

The Lil Haiti Panicking Official Music Video Celebration hosted by DJ Blue Diamond and Lady Luck will be held in New York Sat., Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. and sponsored by Cult of Individuality, Kareless World and Ocean Hill Brandy. RSVP for location by contacting About Lil Haiti Lil Haiti is a whole vibe. Enamored with his homeland’s Haitian Defile Kanaval and Mardi Gras parades, he fostered a love for music that included leading a band when he was only 5 years old, playing instruments, singing, rapping and directing group members more than three times his age. When he moved to Brooklyn at the age of 10, becoming a producer was a natural progression for the burgeoning artist influenced by Timbaland, Ryan Leslie, Rodney Jerkins and Dr. Dre. Born Andre Fils, Lil Haiti achieved viral success with rap partner Kush Flo and their crew The Original Music Group. Their song “The Wave” spawned the #HitTheWaveChallenge that caught the attention of Chris Brown and earned a shoutout from popular media personality Taxstone. The success continued. The Fader praised “Low It Down” and “Good Vibe” reached 10 million streams and prompted fans in Europe, India, China and Panama to create challenge videos. It was also added to rotation on Hot 97. Strong hooks and melodies are consistent with all of Lil Haiti’s music -- “Panicking,” “Bounce,” “Air Force 1,” “Run For It” -- and makes him one of hip hop’s most promising breakout artists. His ability to generate such a strong response independently led to his 2020 deal with Que Global Entertainment in partnership with BMG.

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