Jay-Z Has Some Very Big, Very Important News for Us, So Brace Yourselves ...
All right, so you guys know Jay-Z, right? Of course you do, he's Jay-Z. But not for long! Jay-Z, one of the most famous, most successful hip hop artists in the whole entire world, is changing his name. But to what?
Jay Z. Really, that's it. Jay-Z is changing his name to Jay Z. Are you shocked? Are you just so completely scandalized? How could he do this to us, his fans? The people who have supported him for all these years? What are we supposed to do, just drop the hyphen like it's nothing?
This situation was so important, so groundbreaking, that "Spin" did an article on it:
Jay Z has been remarkably coy about any name change. His name was listed that way on the credits for 2011 Kanye West collaboration Watch the Throne credits and in the promotion for this year's chart-topping Magna Carta Holy Grail, and it's also how his name is displayed on iTunes, but there was no big announcement. As of this writing, the most authoritative source on Jay Z still says his name is Jay-Z, "sometimes stylized JAY Z." Which raises the question: Are we going to have to start typing Hova's brand in all caps next?
All caps? Is this what we've come to?