1939 Jay-Z Look-Alike Spotted (+Photo)

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A photo from 1939 that recently went viral shows a man in Harlem who looks startlingly like rapper Jay-Z.

The New York Public Library published the decades-old Sid Grossman photo, showing the unidentified man standing in front of a building.

The photo has “created quite a stir since being posted to the Center’s Facebook page the other day. Why? Because the man on the right looks a heck of a lot like Jay-Z,” the library wrote.

“I was immediately struck by the similarity to Jay-Z and actually laughed out loud … I still hope somebody will tell us who that young man really was,” Curator of Digital Collections Sylviane A. Diouf said on the website.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.