Jay-Z Removes Hyphen From His Name

He's now JAY Z

Jay-Z has decided to change his name – to JAY Z.

Hip-hop is littered with alter egos, fake identities and name changes. However, the biggest name in the land has now decided to make a tiny adjustment to his moniker.

Jay-Z recently delivered his new studio album, the grandly titled 'Magna Carta… Holy Grail' (Clash review). Hitting number one on both sides of the Atlantic, the rapper has decided to make a small adjustment to his life. Jay-Z will become JAY Z, with the change set to be effective immediately.

Billboard editor Joe Levy broke the news via Twitter, writing: "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." (via NME)

As Pitchfork point out, the iTunes listing for 'Magna Carta… Holy Grail' now reads JAY Z – as, in fact, does the rest of the rapper's catalogue.

Check out Zane Lowe's recent interview with the newly re-titled JAY Z below.

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