Randall Roberts

Cuco rising: How a teen romantic from Hawthorne is becoming the buzz of the biz

Cuco rising: How a teen romantic from Hawthorne is becoming the buzz of the biz

The Cuco story begins with a video-embedded tweet in the summer of 2016. In it, a musician with a cheeky Twitter name — @icryduringsex — sits in a cluttered bedroom and plays a lap slide guitar rendition of Santo & Johnny’s classic romantic ballad, “Sleepwalk.”

The clip went viral within a few days.

What was the allure? The 30-second performance showed only a torso in a logo tee and two hands playing a guitar.

Cuco, whose birth name is Omar Banos, isn’t sure, he says over a burger and fries recently at...

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