Jay Z Undergoes Yet Another Name Change
Jay Z shall now henceforth be known as JAY-Z.
Just days after welcoming newborn twins with Beyoncé, the rapper announced he will be dropping a new album under the name JAY-Z. (Please note the hyphen and caps.) Titled 4:44, Hova’s new record will be released June 30 as a Tidal exclusive.
Though his name was formatted as “JAY:Z” in a teaser for the album, a rep for Roc Nation since confirmed the return of the hyphen as well as the new capitalization of
Jay Z JAY-Z’s name.
Needless to say, fans — specifically writers like yours truly — had a field day with the new name change.
Jay-Z/Jay Z/JAY-Z makes it really difficult to be a copy editor sometimes… https://t.co/zjrn04ZPRs
— Daniel Toy (@dw_toy) June 19, 2017
*heads to chalkboard*
I WILL NOT WRITE JAY Z. I WILL NOT WRITE JAY Z. I WILL NOT WRITE JAY Z. I WILL NOT WRITE JAY Z https://t.co/bZ047ntdB6
— adelle. (@adelleplaton) June 19, 2017
right when I start remembering to spell it Jay Z without the hyphen
— Harry Pater🕳 (@thotandchaser) June 19, 2017
Jay Z really changed his name to JAY-Z ? all caps with the hyphen? While we’re in 2017 he’s already in 2444. #BossMove
— Artha Upendo (@ArthaUpendo) June 19, 2017
I’ve got some all-caps for Jay Z/JAY-Z:
I JUST SENT PROOFS BACK >THIS MORNING< IN WHICH I CUT A HYPHEN FROM YOUR NAME
I’ve contacted the PE. https://t.co/9HOn0HE114
— James M. Fraleigh (@jamesfraleigh) June 19, 2017