January 02, 1968 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Trey Styles from Boyz in the Hood was born. Born Cuba Gooding Jr., the actor kicked actually kicked off his entertainment career as a breakdancer for Lionel Richie. After landing his 1st major film role in Boyz n the hood, Gooding would go on to act in over 50 movies including American Gangster, Selma, Gladiator, Jerry McGuire and Outbreak. He was also OJ Simpson in the people vs OJ.
Did you know that Cuba Gooding Jr. was a member of the L.A. Breakers? Can you find him in this Breakin’ Easy instructional video from 1984: