Lil Xan is what some people might not like about hip hop. Tattoos sprawled across his face and neck, his eyes flickering beneath his beanie and dark brown bangs. A young white kid making his mark on an industry people will say he doesn’t belong in. Yet there’s no way you can knock his work ethic, drive and ability to create art that represents him. Beneath the fun, at times mesmerizing exterior he has is a genuine, and smart individual taking it one step at a time. Before we know it, he’ll have made his way across the world.
"I was into Eminem heavy bro, that sh*t was hard as f*ck back then,” he says thinking back to what first introduced him to hip hop. “He was the first white rapper to be like: we doing this sh*t now, we in this b*tch. Eminem is dope as f*ck, he's a legend.”
As far as legends go, Lil Xan undoubtedly has multitudes of work ahead of him to even be in the conversation, but until he gets there, he’ll watching and listening closely to the advice of today’s superstars.
"Kendrick gave me some advice over the phone, cause my manager Stat Quo was part of the whole G-Unit sh*t so he was around Eminem. Kendrick gave me the best advice on the phone, told me how to invest my money, what to do, how to act."
Lil Xan undoubtedly took the advice to heart, and if there’s someone you want to emulate in today’s industry, it’s Kung Fu Kenny himself.