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 Beyoncé 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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