Sharing is caring!Facebook1Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0 Allow him to reintroduce himself again!!!. Jay Z is changing his name to … JAY-Z. The rapper who...
Allow him to reintroduce himself again!!!. Jay Z is changing his name to … JAY-Z. The rapper whose real name is Shawn Carter is updating the way he stylizes his famed moniker by adding a hyphen and spelling it out in all capital letters.
The name change, which his rep confirmed to the Daily News, will be used on his recently announced and highly anticipated new album, “4:44,” which comes out on his streaming service Tidal on June 30.
The hip-hop mogul’s spokesperson didn’t have a comment for why JAY-Z decided to make the name change, but it’s not the first time he’s altered his title.
He originally went by Jay-Z (lower case letters with a hyphen) before ditching the hyphen after he came out with his most recent album to date, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” in 2013.
Only adding to the confusion is that JAY-Z promoted his new album on Twitter this week by stylizing his name JAY:Z to match up with the “4:44” title.