Quirky Questions with Omar Jimenez, aka OJ Tropicana
Alejandro Pallares/The Daily Northwestern
October 3, 2012
Omar Jimenez, a Medill sophomore and point guard for Northwestern's varsity basketball team, moonlights as rapper OJ Tropicana. After his Sept. 28 performance at The Rock, he sat down with The Current to answer some quirky questions.
The Current: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Omar Jimenez: Professional basketball player.
The Current: Cheez-Its or Cheetos?
OJ: Cheetos. Original Cheez-Its don't really do it for me. All of the Cheetos work for me. Hot Cheetos, Jalapeno Cheetos, all of them.
The Current: Favorite Gatorade flavor?
OJ: Fierce Melon.
The Current: If you could be a car, what car would you be?
OJ: A Black Veyron Bugatti.
The Current: Who is the best rapper alive?
OJ: Eminem. Nas. And I know people will think I'm crazy for this, but Childish Gambino .
The Current: What song gets you excited no matter what?
OJ: "American Royalty" by Childish Gambino. It's the go-to song in the car.
The Current: If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?
OJ: Aw, man, people are gonna think I'm obsessed with him. Donald Glover. I think acting is the coolest thing ever. And he raps too. And I love comedy. If I could be him, I don't know if I could go wrong.
The Current: Why did you choose OJ Tropicana?
OJ: Initially it was Tropicana. Then people started calling me just OJ. Randomly, people started calling me OJ Tropicana.
The Current: If you were stranded on an island, what is the one thing you'd have to have? Besides food and water?
OJ: My Bible.