Nobody seemed to have noticed that "Jay-Z" dropped the hyphen from his name, until Billboard editor Joe Levy reported Wednesday that the media should probably star referring to him as "Jay Z."
According to SPIN, Jay Z spelled his name without punctuation for 2011's "Watch the Throne" collaboration with Kanye West and in promotions for his most recent debut, "Magna Carta Holy Grail."
Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.) Copy editors: take note.— Joe Levy (@RealJoeLevy) July 18, 2013