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According to Billboard editor Joe Levy who broke the news on this fun fact, Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z, has officially changed his name to “Jay Z”.  Joe announced the news on Twitter and cited Jay’s label as his source.  He engaged in Twitter conversations with various people who stated that Jay’s name has been changed for a while, however it never officially stuck with fans.  Some people believe that the hyphen in his name was dropped around “The Blueprint 3” or “Watch The Throne”.

Check out the tweets above to get the full scoop on “Jay-Z” becoming “Jay Z”.