A 1939 photo featuring a Jay-Z look-alike went viral this week after it was unearthed at a library in New York.
The photo was found by the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture at the New York Public Library earlier this week. The photograph was taken by photographer Sid Grossman in Harlem in 1939 and features a Jay-Z lookalike.
The man in the photo wasn’t identified by Grossman but there are plenty of theories floating around out there.
One theory is that Jay-Z is a vampire. The blood-sucking beasts don’t age the way humans do and some people believe that the rapper could be hundreds or thousands of years old. That would explain the singer’s in depth knowledge of New York City.
Another theory is that Jay-Z is a member of the Illuminati. The secret society reportedly rules the world from behind the scenes and some believe that Jay-Z has found his way into the ranks. Of course, that doesn’t really explain the 1939 photo of the Jay-Z look-alike.
The most plausible theory is that Jay-Z is a time traveler. The singer recently wrote several songs for the movie The Great Gatsby and may have wanted to travel back to 1920s New York to get some inspiration. Naysayers of this theory say that The Great Gatsby took place in the 1920s and the photos is dated in 1939. But come on, if you had a time machine, you wouldn’t check out some other time periods as well? Maybe Jay-Z is working on a depression era blues album…