Jay-Z is that You? Harlem Man Resembles Hov in 1930s Photo

Harlem, New York (Photo taken by Sid Grossman courtesy of the New York Public Library)Harlem, New York (Photo taken by Sid Grossman courtesy of the New York Public Library)

is a proud son of Brooklyn but an old photo featuring some well-dressed men has many wondering if he had a distant relative in another part of New York City.

This week, a black and white photo dating back to Harlem in 1939 surfaced online via the Schomburg Center’s Tumblr page. in honor of its Research in Black Culture exhibit with a caption asking if the man in picture remind you of anyone. The comments on the page were overwhelmingly pro Jay-Z.

While there’s no official connection between Mr. Carter and the unnamed man, it does make for interesting debate.

Jay-Z has worked with the Schomburg Center in the past. He partnered with the New York Public Library to host an online conversation with scholar Cornel West, breaking down his book Decoded in 2010.

h/t – grio

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