JAY-Z just changed his name - can you spot the difference?

His album ‘4:44’ drops June 30th, and ahead of his big reveal, JAY-Z has decided to change his name, again.

Did you spot the update?

Jay-Z (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
Jay-Z (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)

According to Pitchfork, the rapper is reprising the hyphen in his name and upgrading his moniker to feature ALL caps.

So it will officially read as JAY-Z.

Potatoe, potato.

It’s been four years since the 47 year old switched things up. Back in 2013, the music mogul – real name Shawn Corey Carter – dropped the hyphen from his name because it was “not useful anymore”, but it is unclear why he has now restored it.

JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé with their daughter Blue Ivy (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé with their daughter Blue Ivy (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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In more interesting news, Jay’s (we officially refuse to type it in caps every time) album is set to include a movie promo starring Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyong’o, and Lethal Weapon legend Danny Glover.

In it, Moonlight star Mahershala plays a boxer and is using a punch bag, which is be being held by the trainer (Danny Glover).

The movie is reportedly set to be released through TIDAL only via a partnership with Sprint.

Since the father of twins is working so hard on his album and night feeds, it’s only fair that we spell his name right.


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