Jay Z Drops Hyphen From His Name

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Rappers often stylized their names all the time. However, Jay Z is different.

The Brooklyn rapper—formerly known as Jay-Z—has changed his name to Jay Z. The news comes from Billboard editor Joe Levy, who broke the news via Twitter, citing Hov’s label as his source.

Jay Z’s new look for his name has been done subtlety. On 2011’s Watch The Throne with Kanye West, his name was credited as Jay Z. In similar fashion, Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail name was displayed in the same way throughout all of the promotion. Although there hasn’t been a big announcement yet, several publications have switched over.

Whatever the case, Jay Z is still Jay Z.

[via SPIN]

  • LuiKang

    big deal…

  • Jesse

    thats a dumbass chain

  • JAY-Z

    well fuck

  • Cocaine Howie

    This is what I call breaking news.

  • Jays Hypen

    guess i have to do it:

    Know the shit I DON’T write be the illest shit that’s ever been recited in the game/
    word to the hyphen in my NAME

  • LaShawn Splane Wilburn

    This is what you call a brand people. That’s why its news. When you’re smart enough to create a brand you will understand the significance. It’s not the “actual” fact that he removed the “hyphen” that’s news. It’s the fact that it made the news…is the news. “Get like him!” Not a businessman…a business man. lol