A photograph taken in 1930's New York has been found and is currently making its way around the series of tubes we know as the internet, showing a man who bears a pretty uncanny resemblance to Jay-Z.

The picture (above) was posted online by the New York Public Library's Schomburg Centre blog and then consequently seized upon by Buzzfeed and Reddit.

The caption beside the photograph read: "Does the man on the right remind you of someone? Perhaps it was his great-Grandfather taking a break in Harlem in 1939. The photographer, we know for sure, was Sid Grossman. If you can put a (real) name on the young man, let us know."

Obviously, the only real explanation to this is that Jay-Z has developed Doc Brown-like time travelling skills.

In other Jay-Z news, read our reaction to his Great Gatsby soundtrack here.