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Lil Xan

Lil Xan

Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is a Mexican-American rapper based in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his breakthrough songs "Betrayed", "Been Bout It", "Xanarchy", "Wake Up", "Montana Doe", and "Slingshot".

His song "Betrayed", peaked at 69 on the Billboard 100 in November 2017.


Lil Xan "SLINGSHOT" Music Video

Lil Xan "SLINGSHOT" Music Video

Lil Xan "Betrayed" Music Video

Lil Xan "Betrayed" Music Video

Xan is originally from Redlands, California, he is of Mexican descent. He grew up listening to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. Lil Xan dropped out of high school his Freshman year.

Lil Xan first tried xanax in 2014. At first, he was cautious about taking pills, but once he saw his friends dissolving Xanax in soda, drinking became his preferred way of taking it. Xan's favorite drink to mix Xanax with is Mountain Dew Voltage

Xan first started getting tattoos when he was 18 on his hands. His philosophy when it comes to tattoos is that they should be seen. Xan would soon get tattoos on his neck and face. The meaning of some of his face tattoos include "Candy" which is his mother's name (Candy Leanos) and "Zzz" which comically represents his Xanax use.

Xan first started rapping after his camera was stolen.

He had a choice either to pay $1200 for a camera or $20 for a recording session.

Xan decided that if people like his material, then he would continue rapping.

Xan's uses his demons such as his drug use to propel him to success.

Lil Xan was discovered by DJ Fu in a garage studio with $teven Cannon who introduced them to Stat Quo. Quo saw the potential in Lil Xan and became his manager, which eventually led to his deal with Columbia Records.

Lil Xan calls his crew Low Gang and includes Steve Cannon and ARNOLDISDEAD (Xan Frank).

Beanies are a huge part of Lil Xan's style.

He has collaborated with Robesman for Season 8 of his clothing line. [1]


In an interview with Lyrical Lemonade, Lil Xan stated that one of his inspirations for his sound is Playboi Carti. One of his favorite artists is Mac Miller.


Lil Xan performed his first sold out show at the Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood) on Saturday October 21, 2017.


Leanos signed to Columbia Records in November 2017. In an interview with XXL, Leanos announced the name of his upcoming debut album, Xanarchy. [25]


Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comRobesman Season 8 Collab with Lil Xan
Oct 10, 2017, 12:01 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comBetrayed (Shot by @ColeBennett)
Aug 29, 2017, 6:46 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLIL XAN EXPOSED
Nov 11, 2017, 10:55 AM
Citation Linksoundcloud.comLil Xan on SoundCloud
Aug 4, 2017, 11:41 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comLil Xan on Twitter
Aug 4, 2017, 11:42 PM
Citation Linkgenius.comLil Xan's profile on Genius (website)
Aug 4, 2017, 11:43 PM
Citation Linkinstagram.comLil Xan on Instagram
Aug 4, 2017, 11:44 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil Xan - Betrayed
Aug 4, 2017, 11:46 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil Xan - SLINGSHOT (Official Music Video)
Aug 4, 2017, 11:47 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comOpen Space: Lil Xan & $teven Cannon
Oct 20, 2017, 2:48 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comLil Xan
Aug 5, 2017, 12:10 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comLil Xan
Aug 5, 2017, 12:13 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil Xan - BEEN BOUT IT (Official Music Video)
Aug 5, 2017, 12:25 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil Xan - XANARCHY
Aug 5, 2017, 12:27 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil Xan x $teven Cannon - Pills
Aug 5, 2017, 12:28 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comLil xan & $teven cannon "Betrayed" LIVE @ The Roxy
Dec 6, 2017, 6:31 AM
Citation Linklyricallemonade.comInterview with Lyrical Lemonade
Aug 5, 2017, 12:32 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA tattoo
Aug 5, 2017, 12:37 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPerforming at The Roxy (October 21, 2017)
Oct 23, 2017, 4:51 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comEvent flyer for his show at The Roxy
Oct 23, 2017, 4:52 AM