Jay-Z Adds Hyphen Back to his Name

By Staff  |  06/19/2017

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Following news of the birth of his twins and an upcoming album titled 4:44, there's yet more Jay Z news.

The hip-hop mogul has changed the spelling of his name, bringing back the hyphen, which he removed back in 2013.

A press release for Jay's album features the "JAY-Z" spelling, prompting questions. A Roc Nation rep later confirmed the news, according to Pitchfork.

Back in 2013, Jay discussed the removal of the hyphen, telling Big Boy's Neighborhood: "The hyphen was really big back in the day. It’s not useful anymore. You change with the times. I had umlauts over one of the letters. I think it was over the y or the a, I forgot. I removed the umlaut too."

Under JAY-Z, the rapper is slated to release a new album titled 4:44 on June 30.