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...