Many rap fans are more familiar with Lil Xan for his antagonistic "2Pac is boring" comment during an interview with REVOLT than they are for his universally-panned debut album, Total Xanarchy, but the 21-year-old, best known for his hit single, "Betrayed," which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 64, is trying to change that narrative.
"I'm going to keep evolving and evolving and showing people that progression is key when it comes to music," Xan told Fuse during an episode of their Fuse First program. "I'm just going to keep growing up. 'Til we're just there. 'Til we made it. I haven't made it yet. People say, 'Oh, you've made it.' I didn't make it. I'll let y'all know when I think I've made it."
For the Redlands, California native, the first step in that direction will be the release of his next project, which he confirmed during the interview he's been working on since before the release of Total Xanarchy.
While I'm hard-pressed to come up with anything nice to write about his music, it's refreshing to hear that, on top of trying to grow as an artist—assuming that's possible—Xan is clearly also aiming to grow up as an adult, which should make for a more well-rounded product.
Assuming he keeps his head down and the names of legendary rap figures out of his mouth, he might very well extend his 15 minutes of fame another calendar year.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the title of Lil Xan's debut album as Lil Xanarchy and not Total Xanarchy.