What a month for the artist formerly known as Jay Z: First, he dominates headlines with the news of the birth of his twins with wife (Queen) Beyoncé. He then announces the imminent arrival of his new album, which will be available exclusively on his streaming service, Tidal, starting June 30. Finally, Jay Z is changing his name... yet again.
Four years after dropping the hyphen from his former monicker (Jay-Z), the rapper is bringing it back and turning his name into an all caps affair. Ladies and gentlemen, please refer to him as JAY-Z from now on.
A rep from his label, Roc Nation, confirmed to Pitchfork that the hyphen is back and the caps are on just in time for the release of 4:44. Check out a preview of the album right here:
Speaking of names, the real question is: What will the power couple name the twins... and what exactly did they even have?