Last week, the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (rap that five bars fast) posted a 1939 photo called “Harlem Loiterers” onto its Facebook page. Look at the guy on the right.
See Jay-Z? Think he might own a Versace time machine, too? The New York Times posted a side-by-side comparison of Hova and the still-unknown Harlem fellow, and the resemblance is absolutely uncanny. Mr. Carter, by the way, has yet to be asked whether he's an immortal/time traveler… which means he HASN'T ruled it out. He did just contribute music to the Great Gatsby soundtrack. And he's known for a personal style of rap based off his own life experiences. Draw your own conclusions, right?
Of course, this isn't the first time someone has noticed a random historic figure looks like a modern-day celebrity. Some of my favorites include 1870s' Keanu Reeves:
And, of course, Denmark King John Krasinski:
(Chew on this theory the next time you're under a substance: There are only a limited number of faces the human body can have. In 200 years, someone will be born who looks identical to you. Woah.)
[H/T: The Atlantic Wire]