When we interviewed Lil Xan in December 2017 he told us: "I always wondered what the longevity of the name Lil Xan would be. I always contemplated whether I’d have to change it, but I learned you don’t have to if the formula is working. It’s great. It’s beautiful. The only thing that might change is I might drop the ‘Lil.’"

Not long after, Xan Tweeted that "one day" his rap name would simply be Diego, with the change reflecting a natural evolution in his sound and content. This year, he told Nardwuar"I'm still Lil Xan. You can call me Diego if you want. My second album, I'm going to be full Diego."