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Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Jay Z Is Now Going By JAY-Z, So Take Notice

A new year, a new way to spell your name.

This is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, multihyphenate superstar with her fellow multihyphenate superstar husband, Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z.

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Or should I say JAY-Z. Because he's changed the spelling of his name...again.


According to Pitchfork. Oh, and in case you want to get a lil' more confused, Jay is going by JAY:Z for his new album, 4:44. Punctuation for the win!

You see, when Jay first started out, he went by Jay-Z.

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But in 2013, he decided to drop the hyphen and become Jay Z.

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Now, in the year of our Beyoncé 2017, Jay is apparently going by JAY-Z.

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That's right — add the hyphen and make that shit ALL CAPS.

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