During a time when the 2008 election tension was extremely palpable, Iman Crosson won an Obama impersonation contest through Denny’s and decided to use his talent to impersonate Barack Obama to the tune of T.I.’s “You Can Have Whatever You Like” entitled “Whatever I Like.” After the then candidate became the current president, Crosson posted the video and in a matter of months had over 11 million views.
Since, Iman Crosson has been heralded as one of the top Obama impersonators, appearing on different networks and even personally performing for Aretha Franklin in 2009 for her birthday. He also did product promotions for companies like Sanyo and Carls Jr. (Hardees to some/me.) Creating the moniker Alphacat, he created a Youtube account where he has posted multiple Obama impersonation videos, and when the earthquake hit Haiti, he and fellow Youtube performer/singer Lisa Lavie did a “We Are the World” Haiti edition that raised money for the victims.
He continues to upload videos, and recently did another Obama spoof to “I Don’t Like.” He’s a working actor and is reportedly in talks with networks. He is also appearing on Deepak Chopra’s “30 Days of Intent,” and he also performs and competes in a dance troupe in LA. OH! He also does a GREAT Drake impression too!