John “Elias” Villagran (born 1994), better known by his stage name Lil Lotus, is an American rapper and producer from Dallas, Texas. In 2020, he formed the band If I Die First. Villagran is the band's lead vocalist, accompanied by emo rappers Lil Zubin (clean vocals and keyboard) and Nedarb Nagrom (guitar and clean vocals), From First to Last guitarist Travis Richter (guitar and unclean vocals) and Ghostemane backing band musicians Cayle Sain (drums) and Nolan Nunes (bass). Their music has been categorised as metalcore.
After having played in some christian metalcore bands, he started his emo-rap career as Tremor around 2016, before changing his name to Lil Lotus.