Is Jay-Z a time traveler?? If not, the man staring into the camera in a 1939 photograph from the New York Public Library certainly bears a striking resemblance to the Brooklyn native. Taken in Harlem, the image is part of a collection discovered by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The photo, taken by photographer Sid Grossman, is titled ‘Harlem Loiterers.’
Jay-Z may have sharpened his time travel skills with the help of Nicolas Cage, who was ‘spotted’ in an 1870 photo put up for sale on eBay after it was discovered in the Thanatos Archive.
Cage was even asked about the portrait by Letterman and told the late night host, “I don’t drink blood and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection, so I’m not going with the vampire theory.”
So far, Jay-Z has neither confirmed nor denied any time travel rumors possibly generated by the NYPL’s discovery.