Born and raised in the city of Hawthorne , he has lived most of his life in Southern California .  He had mostly a Chicano upbringing and by the the age of 8 years-old, he started getting into music.  As a way to engage with his shyness, music became his source of expression. At 8 years old, he picked up guitar, later moving on to keys, drums, bass, French horn and trumpet. 
Banos, at the age of 17, geared up for his first release in early January, 2015 under the moniker of Cuco . [6 ] The title of his earliest released on the internet is Heavy Trip EP.  On SoundCloud , the earliest song he released on the platform is a song called, "Yeah". [8 ] Since then he has released several EPs and mixtapes on both platforms - Soundcloud being the most recent.  
Cuco has played live shows throughout venues in the Los Angeles area including selling out The Smell in June of 2017.  He has also played festivals in the area including, Beach Goth Music Festival.