07/29/2008 at 11:00 AM EDT
He's still in diapers, but Usher Raymond V is already stealing some of his dad's famous moves.
At just 8 months old, "Cinco," as his parents call him, "is already trying [to do flips]," his dad Usher
told PEOPLE Friday at an event at Tiffany & Co. in Atlanta for his non-profit Usher's New Look foundation. "He's a pull-up master."
Looking ahead to his own 30th birthday in October, Usher – who recently helped mentor 126 underserved kids through his annual Camp New Look – said he is excited about the milestone.
"That's something to be proud of," he said. "I'm so proud to be a father by the time I'm 30. I'd hate to be 80 years old and not be able to run with my kids. I need to still be able to do back flips when they're in high school!"
How did he learn his
moves? "My grandmother – my Nanny – she's actually the person who taught me how to tumble," he said. "So I'm saying to myself, 'I can't get too old, or I can't show my kid how to flip!'"
To learn more about Usher's New Look foundation and Camp New Look, which educates underserved kids about the business aspects of the sports and entertainment industries, click here.