Eto grew up in a single-parent household in North side of Rochester. “I’ve been rapping and producing since I got put on house arrest,” he says. “That shit changed everything for me, because it taught me patience and bought a keyboard and beat machine. Once I got the mic, it was over.” Eto rapped under the name Lil E, which then became Lil Eto. Between 2006 and 2015, he released six mixtapes, his track record has remained consistent. In 2018 and ‘19, he released collaborations with eight different producers one of which, Hell’s Roof, paired him with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill.