Jay-Z (Kind Of) Undergoes Name Change
The man formerly known as Jay-Z has made a crucial style adjustment to his stage name, dropping the famous hyphen that resides in his moniker.
Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.) Copy editors: take note.
— Joe Levy (@RealJoeLevy) July 18, 2013
But don’t feel guilty if you have been misspelling Jay Z’s name wrong all these years. As Levy points out, even the rapper’s own label, Roc Nation, is confused. They’ve listed the rapper as Jay-Z on the album cover of 2009’s The Blueprint 3, but no where else on the record.
As least fans can take solace at the fact that didn’t change his name to a mere symbol.