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    Jay Z is a time-traveling vampire.

    A few years ago, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture made an interesting find in the New York Public Library collections: a photo from 1939 showed a Jay Z doppelganger taking a break in Harlem. With that much swag, it had to be Shawn Carter himself, and the internet went nuts trying to figure out how he got back to 1939.

    One theory is that Jay Z is a time traveler who went back to the '30s to do research for his work on The Great Gatsby soundtrack (it didn't pay off). Another theory proposes that, like Nic Cage and John Travolta, Jay is a vampire who does not age.

    His music includes plenty of allusions to immortality, like “Don't Let Me Die,” “Young Forever,” "In My Lifetime," and "The Best of Both Worlds." I guess we’ll just have to wait another 65 years to see if he actually is young forever.

    Hot take: “It’s a hard knock life.” “For… well, everyone.” “Except the Rockefellers. Which is ironic because Jay-Z's record label/clothing brand is called Roc-A-Fella/Rocawear.” “The plot thickens.”—Reddit

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