• Jay Z Is Now JAY-Z, Thank You Very Much

    1 month ago - By Refinery29

    Four years after Jay Z dropped the hyphen from his stage name , he's bringing it back, along with a few other changes. Well, one big one, which is that he's officially bumping the name to ALL CAPS. That's right. Move over, Jay Z, JAY-Z is in the house. According to Pitchfork, a Roc Nation rep has confirmed that the rapper has officially reformatted his name in advance of his new album 4:44 , coming exclusively to Tidal June 30. People are speculating the the album will be a response to Beyonce's iconic 2016 album Lemonade , which explored the maybe true story of his infidelity. Name change...
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  • JAY-Z Has Rebranded His Name Once Again In Preparation for '4:44'

    JAY-Z Has Rebranded His Name Once Again In Preparation for '4:44'

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    According to new reports , Jay Z now wants to known as, well, JAY-Z - all caps, no space, with a new hyphen. This new update is following a four-year hiatus of the hyphen that now arrives just in time for JAY-Z's new album 4:44 , due out later this month. The hyphen was originally removed back in 2013 after the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail . Meanwhile, the legendary hip-hop mogul shared preview clip of a new track called " Adnis " which will serve as the first official single of his upcoming 4:44 album due out on June 30 via TIDAL exclusive. Just last week, Hov also made a rare...
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  • JAY-Z Puts Hyphen Back In His Name, Twitter Didn't Realize It Was Gone

    JAY-Z Puts Hyphen Back In His Name, Twitter Didn't Realize It Was Gone

    1 month ago - By The Huffington Post

    Grammarians rejoice! JAY-Z has officially resurrected the hyphen in his name.
    In 2013, the rapper Jay-Z , in a decision touted as a “ massively disrespectful move against hyphens ,” dropped the hyphen in his professional name. So, for the last four years, Carter was known as Jay Z.
    Now, it's JAY-Z with the hyphen AND capitalization , a Roc Nation representative confirmed to Pitchfork. And people have a lot to say about the switch-up:
    lol you're crazy for this one Jay - Eric Renner Brown June 19, 2017
    I'm glad Jay-Z brought the hyphen back. I think its absence had to do with Magna Carta...
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