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1939 Photo Of Jay-Z Look-Alike Sparks Conspiracy Theories

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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…

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What do you think? Is Jay-Z a vampire (like Nicolas Cage) a member of the Illuminati, or a time traveler (like John Travolta).?

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118 Responses to “1939 Photo Of Jay-Z Look-Alike Sparks Conspiracy Theories”

  1. Ana Renteria

    Has no one said it? Jay-Z isn't Just a Time Traveler! He's a Time Lord! Haha.

  2. Satoise Toi Pettway

    R U PLE FCKN SERIOUS? U CANT BE FOR REAL BOUT NONE OF THESE THEORIES RU? I MEAN HE IS FROM THT AREA RITE…RITE….WEN U HVE KIDS, KIDS TKE BACK THT MAYBE SOME FMLY MEMBER THT HE DIDn't KNO BOUT TILL JUS NOW-U NVR KNO-I MEAN DAMN IT COME ON-STOP THE SHINNAGINS N SHIT-WEN ITCMES TO HIM AND HIS WIFE-UMFZ HVE THE MOST DUMBST-INAPPR-DISRESPECTFUL THINGS TO SAY-EAT A DICK N SHUT UR MOUTHS..PUSSIES.

  3. Devan Clark

    What makes him a clown?..because he is married to one of the most Beautiful women in the world?..or is it because he is a multi millionare?…or that he owns a NBA basketball team and is a buissness man and mogul?..or is he just the wrong complexion for dumbass redneckslike you in the state of Tennessee? NYC talking here….screw all you haters

  4. Scott Smaistrla

    you mean there was another unattractive Music Mogul back in 1939…maybe it was Grandpa Z? LMFAI I will give him this. he is a smart and savvy businessman and he has a beautiful wife!

  5. Scott Smaistrla

    you mean there was another unattractive Music Mogul back in 1939…maybe it was Grandpa Z? LMFAI I will give him this. he is a smart and savvy businessman and he has a beautiful wife!

  6. Terry Colorado

    Did you see the pic of Nicholas Cage from the Civil War…well he looks like a slower version of Nicholas Cage but you get the picture.

  7. Luke Stacey

    yes i did im sure we all have someone who looks like us in the past. hell my cousin looks just like her great grandma did 100 years ago

  8. Anonymous

    This is why people think internet content is stupid.

  9. Kevin Essig

    You mean Jay-Z might just look like someone, relative? I dunno

  10. Milly Kimmick

    There are only so many ways a nose looks, so many ways eyes look, so many facial features. Of course people are going to look alike. Hopefully there aren't too many out there that are as ugly as Jay Z.

  11. Ferris Lind

    "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."

    y add that? He is. FUCK YOU. AND FUCK THIS STORY.

  12. Misty Russette

    Another Theory is this is just an old photograph and they happen to look similar.

  13. Michael Blakeley

    Hahaha….. I have a couple white friends who could pass for Jay Z if they were darker…. wonder what that conspiracy is????

  14. Ramera Since

    Maybe he met nicholas cage back then. Anyone remember the same story about him being a vampire when there was a really old picture with someone who looked similar also?

  15. Vanessa Ruiz

    Or maybe it is a decendent along the lines of the Carter family. Who knows, lol. But a vampire? REALLY? People can be so stupid, lol.

  16. David Limones

    Looks like the weeping angels got to Jay-Z. It was nice knowing you Jigga.

  17. Cathleen Walker

    We're living in a world full of technology and the most people can come up with is this crap about him being in the illumonitatie? time travler/ immortal? How about genetics? That's more plausible than thaat?

  18. Bradee Staton

    dumb ass peice of shit people its called reincartaion does any vody hear understand the meaning of old soul? why do people my age go crazy of stupid shit out there.when they no its always been there don't be so damn oblivious its not that serious.

  19. Tony Conwell

    It is very simple. Jay-Z has so much money that he actually had a time macine built. Therefore, he started up the business before elvis was here. Come on… it is so easy a concept.

  20. Tony Limones

    Wait what's the big deal? They all look the same to me. Boom!

  21. Azeez Kosoko

    I think if they traced the man in the picture background. The man may be one of Jay-Z four father.If we all trace back to then too. We are all going to see the same.

  22. Massi Brunner

    HOW IRONIC IS IT? Jay has a verse on his "HOVI BABY" song that says… "I'm so far ahead of my time, I'm 'bout to start another life/Look behind you, I'm 'bout to pass you twice/ Back to the future, gotta slow up for the present I'm fast, niggas can't get PAST my PAST"… CRAZY HUH?

    Read more: JAY-Z – HOVI BABY LYRICS.

  23. Massi Brunner

    HOW IRONIC IS IT? Jay has a verse on his "HOVI BABY" song that says… "I'm so far ahead of my time, I'm 'bout to start another life/Look behind you, I'm 'bout to pass you twice/ Back to the future, gotta slow up for the present I'm fast, niggas can't get PAST my PAST"… CRAZY HUH?

  24. Dale Snitterman

    I hope its not him, otherwise this means that Jay-Z is at least 100 years old and STILL has no idea how to play a musical instrument.

  25. Anonymous

    old gullible america, its probably a photo of jay z taken today to look old to promote the movie and jay z songs…. its things like this that makes me loose faith in ye…:( sad face for the world.

  26. Susan Nicole Wright-Psychic Medium

    Too much time on their hands.. I think that's a song too.

  27. Portia Wa Katt Thipe

    Time traveller,Vampire,Honestly people? Hahaha…

  28. Tip Washington

    I think it's more reasonable to believe that this is a family member since both are from New York. No great mystery here. Sorry to burst your illuminati and time traveler bubble, come back down to Earth.

  29. Anonymous

    So what's wrong with time travling? everyone's doing it.

  30. Anonymous

    come on yo that's Jay photoshopped lol. why is he the only one looking at the camera when dude beside him is looking at something else? if you have any ounce of hip hop in you then you know that's a str8 up hip hop pose lol. they didn't pose like that in 1939.

  31. Anonymous

    It might just be a coincidence that it looks just like him…however, how do you explain the painting from 1503 at the MET that shows a lookalike of him as well? Two pictures from completely different time periods with the same picture of Jay-Z? That sounds a little too coincidental.

  32. Deidre Ritter

    Really? Time travel? he's just Jay Z's doppleganger…. Ok I watch too much "How I met your Mother" but basically, Jay Z just looks like that man… That's it.

  33. Jovon Davies

    People are so stupid; Vampires, Time Traveler, Illuminati? What have we come, to fairy tales and mythical creatures? Clearly he has a fountain of youth and luck, that would explain the "Beauty and the Beast" relationship, how else could he make millions and have one of the sexiest women in the world…

  34. Jamie Schneider

    Probably so! Hahahaha!!!! It's creepy similar huh?

  35. Gary A Jennings

    If someone actually believes that he is any of the above, then that just shows me the fact that our education system has failed these people.

  36. Anonymous

    Could be a distant relative. Jay is from NY… ~.~

  37. Anonymous

    Could be a distant relative. Jay is from NY… ~.~

  38. Lawrence Russell Illingworth III

    I think its a joke, unless people do believe anything of this or the people that commented believe what they said, because if they did and it were not a joke, I would consider them to be mentally deficient

  39. Michele Isanski

    or maybe he just has very distinguishing african america features just like italians, irish, native americans, jewish and so on do.

  40. Michele Isanski

    i always say everyone has a twin….but i like the time traveling idea…

  41. Shaleen McCart

    Perspective from a black woman. I would not like to travel back into time to see what it like. Risk the chance of me getting lynch or me being a slave. Nope not me. I like my life now. That part of the article was dumb.

  42. Michele Isanski

    time travelers are cooler. twilight killed the vampires for me lol even trueblood can't save me anymore haha

  43. Anonymous

    omg that's so creepy lol well I wouldn't doubt it..knowing him!

  44. Rahmi Niks

    I'm glad things that seem so unbelievably outside-the-box are happening…it's expanding the minds of Humanity back to the places and spaces they were created to begin in. Various scenarios are possible like time travel, a publicity stunt, a parallel universe or maybe it's Jay-Z in his most previous life. Most people believe in some sort of Higher, Creative Source…so if we truly have faith in these beiliefs, things like this and extraterrestrials and the sort really shouldn't be news but more like an average everyday occurrence.

  45. Anonymous

    Trever Burden how in the world would you know if the ability to time travel is out there or not? you go to community college. LOL.

  46. Anonymous

    I did that with my Iphone, black and white…does that mean I'm a vampire too XD.