Allow him to reintroduce himself, again. Jay Z is changing his name to JAY-Z. The rapper, real name Shawn Carter, is updating the way he stylizes his famed moniker by adding a hyphen and spelling it out in all capital letters. The name change will be used on his recently announced and highly anticipated new album, “4:44,” which comes out on his streaming service Tidal on June 30. The hip-hop mogul’s spokesperson did not have a comment for why JAY-Z decided to make the name change, but it’s not the first time he’s altered his title. He originally went by Jay-Z (lower case letters with a hyphen) before ditching the hyphen after he came out with his most recent album to date “Magna Carta Holy Grail” in 2013. Only adding to the confusion is that JAY-Z promoted his new album on Twitter this week by stylizing his name JAY:Z to match up with the “4:44” title. It is a busy stretch for the “Public Service Announcement” rapper. In addition to the seemingly out of the blue name change and new album announcement, his wife BeyoncĂ© gave birth to twins last week in Los Angeles. The musical power couple now has three children, their first kid, daughter Blue Ivy, is 5 years old. JAY-Z 47 years old is set to put on a series of live performances this summer and fall at multiple music festivals, including The Meadows in Queens on September 15.

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