Is Jay-Z a time traveler? Did he want to work on the “The Great Gatsby” because he was alive during that era?

Ok, not likely. But how else can he explain this photo?

A black-and-white snap taken in 1933 shows a man sitting on a gate in Harlem, and he bears striking resemblance to the famous rapper.

Jay-Z, 43, probably isn’t a time traveler, but the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture unearthed the photograph, calling attention to the mystery man sporting a newsboy hat and relaxed, suited demeanor. Initially pointed out by Buzzfeed, the man in the photo isn’t too far off from the suave music mogul’s style today.



  • Wise1

    That’s Jay-X, Jay-Z’s grandfather.

  • Ice

    It’s a hard knock life..

  • lokey

    Bill and Ted 3: an adventure with Jay-Z

  • Ace

    No, he has Marty McFly syndrome and all of his male ancestors look like him.

  • 808s

    Might be his granddad, I never seen his real father.

  • Cakes(Jeah!)

    Lol at the comments.. but it probably is a relative because that man looks GQ/dapper as hell just like Jay-z that man looks great in clothes cant even lie

  • jamarxyz

    everybody has a twin somewhere,past,or present..even this guy.

    • MoorKhan

      We all clones

  • No_Dice22

    Black don’t crack

  • Oscho215

    The jigga man is timeless.

  • Daddyo

    His time travel was approved by the administration as an educational endeavor.

  • spaceman696

    Well he is a magus in the Ordo Templi Orientis…

  • jBo

    33 is the new 2000, Nigga, I’m so hot still

  • Tim

    This is as bad as white people saying Keanu Reeves is immortal…lol

  • Tim

    Can’t deny the similarity to J Z though.