Gooden, who plays the wild, young gangsta Sweet
Pea, in John Singleton’s Baby Boy is preparing to release
a rap album. The actor has a crew called Legion, a group
hoping to drop their freshman album sometime this year.
With the first single, "Mamacitas," the group
has received some airplay on commercial radio.
The 24 year-old
Gooden comes from an acting and musical family. Brother
and actor Cuba played in Singleton’s first movie, Boyz N
the Hood, and his father was a member of the 70’s soul group
Main Ingredient. Omar has played on shows like Hangin’ With
Mr. Cooper and Ghost Dad.