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JAY-Z’s Hyphen Returns!

I had umlauts over one of the letters, I removed that too.”
Apparently, the hyphen has become useful again. “That was like 3 years ago, I don’t know how that story resurfaced, but I guess it was a slow news day,” JAY-Z said. The rapper is also officially formatting his name in all caps, a Roc Nation representative confirmed to Pitchfork. It’s not useful anymore. The rapper spoke to Hot New Hip Hop back in 2013, revealing he hadn’t been using the hyphen for a while before his 2013 record. By Abby Hassler
JAY-Z’s hyphen is back. The change follows the announcement of his upcoming album 4:44, which will drop on June 30 via Tidal. “The hyphen was really big back in the day. Related: JAY-Z to Release New Album ‘4:44’ on June 30
JAY-Z dropped his hyphen, making him Jay Z, following the release of his last studio album, 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.