Jay-Z To Become Jay Z After Dropping The Hyphen From His Famous Moniker

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It is not the first time he has dropped the hyphen from his famous moniker, but Jay−Z wants to make it official as he reveals that he prefers the Jay and the Z to stand alone as proud.

After almost two decades in the music industry, the rapper seems to want a change and has sent a missive through his record label Roc Nation to several publications warning them that he is removing the hyphen between the Jay and the Z of his stage name.

The artwork for his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail proves the rapper’s desire to have the hyphen removed as his name is imprinted as Jay Z and it’s certainly presented in the metadata for the album’s iTunes version.

According to Billboard editor Joe Levy, the 99 Problems hit maker made his wishes explicit as he tweeted o his Twitter page: “Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.)”

Levy followers were quick to point out that the rapper – whose real name is Shawn Carter – has tried to change his moniker in the past.

The Billboard editor said: “He dropped it a while ago [but] … no one seems to have noticed. Seems change was made on [Watch the Throne]. Didn’t take, though. The hyphen is strong.”

And it appears after further investigation, Jay – Z has been Jay Z for more than we have noticed. In some materials for 2009’s The Blueprint 3, and in the liner notes of Watch The Throne, his collaborative 2011 with Kanye West, his pseudonym has been presented as Jay Z. he is also unpunctuated in the title of his website. Nonetheless, the hyphen was still there on Blueprint 3’s cover, the front of Jay’s recent book, and the artwork for Watch the Throne’s lead single, H.A.M.

Jay-Z Reveals Songs On New Album Are Inspired By Baby Daughter Blue Ivy

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Jay- Z is gearing up to release his forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4, exclusively through a new Samsung App. The rapper spoke about his personal experiences that have influenced the material on his new album.

Posting a teaser advert, the rapper talked about a single entitled Jay-Z Blue saying that it was undeniably inspired by daughter Blue Ivy Carter.Wife and singer Beyoncé gave birth to the couple’s first child on January 7 2012.

Talking to Rick Rubin in the album clip Jay-Z admits: “[She’s] something that we both created; we still marvel at her.”

In another clip he talks more about his daughter’s influence on another track entitled Heaven, which he says can be located in his daughter’s laughter. The rapper also described the feeling of his child going missing for just three minutes.

The 43-year-old revealed how difficult his childhood was which has left him with lasting doubt over his father credentials.

He explained: “My pop left when I was young, so he didn’t teach me how to be a man, nor how to raise child, or treat women. So, of course, my karma, the two things I need, I don’t have. And I have a daughter. It’s the paranoia of not being a great dad.”

Besides his influence from daughter Blue Ivy, Jay -Z’s album features several collaborations including
Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and of course Beyoncé herself.

Beyonce And Jay – Z To Collaborate For His Album


Rapper Jay –Z and singer Beyonce Knowles are said to be reportedly to be recording a duet together for Jay’ new album which has been entitled Magna Carta Holy Grail.

It seems that the duet will be their first collaboration since 2003 when they both worked on a single entitled Bonnie & Clyde which appeared on Beyoncé’s debut album Dangerously In Love.

The track titled Part II (On The Run) features lyrics about the criticism their relationship received when they first revealed that they were a couple as UK tabloid newspaper The Sun has reported.

Lyrics in the single contain a deeper portrayal of what was being understood at the revelation of their relationship.

Lyrics in the song go as: “She fell in love with the bad guy, the bad guy. What you doing with them rap guys, them rap guys, they ain’t see potential in me girl, but you see it if it’s you and me against the world, then so be it.”

Jay-Z posted the words to the single on his new mobile application. The album will be released July 4, followed by a global release on all other platforms for July 7.



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