How “Betrayed” rapper Lil Xan turned a prescription addiction into a hit.
Growing up in Redlands, Calif., the 21-year-old rapper, born Diego Leanos, says his family lived out of motels and was “dirt poor.” But he prized his father’s vinyl collection, which exposed him to all genres of music. “He had everything, from early jazz records to Black Flag,” he says. “I grew up loving symphonies. Beethoven is beautiful.”