Jay Z is literally the blueprint and aspiration of every hip-hop artist out today. Prior to pursuing music, Shawn Carter, better known by his stage name today, Jay Z, was a hardcore drug dealer who thought of hip-hop artists as corny being that he had already accomplished what many artists in the late ’80s wanted to acquire financially. These days, Jay Z is married to the largest act in music in Beyonce, owns all of his masters and a music streaming service in Tidal, his own record label, and more.Hov is the futuristic of the doppelganger of the gentleman on the right who probably lived during an era where people of his ethnicity had to move very carefully and probably didn’t have access to ownership or a pipeline that would allow him to own as much as Jay Z does today. Now, with inspiring figures like Jay in abundance more than ever and being a reality, young black men have multiple avenues of inspiration when at one point in time, there might not have been any at all.
Eddie Murphy was the face of comedy during his historic run in the ’80s which helped shaped his blockbuster Hollywood career that is finally slowing down in the 2010s. From the Beverly Hills Cop series, Coming To America, Harlem Nights, Boomerang, and his still highly sought-after comedy releases in Delirious and Raw, there wasn’t a man alive who didn’t want to rock one of those tight leather suits and be just like Eddie. Even though Murphy might have gone on to participate in some lackluster movies including the embarrassing Norbit, he’s still mentioned with some of the greatest comedy acts of all-time.And from the looks of things, he might have a long, lost ancestor that might have had a joke or two up his sleeve as well. The pork pie top hat, tiny bow tie, and pinstripe suit let us know this guy was the life of the party wherever he went and Eddie might have picked up those genes and maximized them to their full potential.
It seems like Jennifer Lawrence has been around for a lot longer than she really has, due to the volume of work that she’s participated in, in the last decade. Jennifer Lawrence’s role as Mystique in the comic book turned movies series, X-Men, has made her international superstar alongside her role as the Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series which earned her the titles of the highest paid female actress in both the 2015 and 2016 years. Now, Lawrence is looking to solidify her acting career forever by participating in critically acclaimed films like Mother! and the upcoming film, Red Sparrow.What many don’t know is that there was a Jennifer Lawrence before there was even a Jennifer Lawrence in actress, Zubaida Tharwat, an Egyptian actress who’s known for having the most beautiful eyes in the region during the ’60s and ’70s. If you compare both Tharwat’s and Lawrence’s facial features, the similarities are uncanny. Unfortunately, Tharwat passed away at the age of 76-years-old in 2016. Rest well to the beauty and talent that was Zubaida Tharwat.