A photo of man bearing a striking resemblance to Jay-Z has surfaced, and if it wasn't for the fact that it was taken in 1939, you'd swear it was JayZ himself.
The photo is “Harlem Loiterers” by the street photographer Sid Grossman and it was stumbled across recently by a curator at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture. And the New York Public Library swears, the old photo of the guy who looks scarily like Jay-Z really is an unretouched, un-Photoshopped image from 1939.
“We’re 100 percent certain it’s legitimate,” Adenike Olanrewaju, a library spokeswoman, said on Friday.
Since the photo hit the internet, different conspiracy, theories bordering on Jay-Z re-incarnating has spread on the internet. The man in the picture is staring down the camera lens with a distinct sense of attitude and intent. Best of all, the man from the past has exactly the same poise and swagger as our very own present day JayZ.
On account of Jay-Z being 43 years old, the man in the photo is of course not him. Or what do you think?