Jay Z Undergoes Yet Another Name Change

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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.

In 2013, Jay dropped the hyphen from his name after the release Watch the Throne. He continued to keep the hyphen off his moniker for Magna Carta Holy Grail.

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