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“J-A-Y no hyphen.”

According to Billboard, Hov has officially lost the hyphen from his name and will now go as simply “Jay Z.”

Billboard Editor Joe Levy tweeted the following out last night: “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.”

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Hov’s name was stylized as “Jay Z” on 2011′s Watch The Throne as well as his newest release, Magna Carta Holy Grail.