Reports say that Jay Z has changed his name. Billboard editor Joe Levy announced via Twitter that the hip-hop mogul has taken the hyphen out of his name -- so it is now Jay Z. Levy tweeted, 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." It looks like Jay didn't just decide this recently. On his 2011 Watch the Throne album with Kanye, his name was credited as Jay Z. He also took the hyphen out of his name for his most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.