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JAY-Z Brings The Hyphen Back To His Stage Name

"Allow me to reintroduce myself..."

Not only is MC JAY-Z returning to the music scene after a four-year hiatus, but he's also bringing back the hyphen in his legendary stage name.

News spread that JAY dropped the hyphen from his moniker during the Magna Carta Holy Grail era four years ago. According to reports, not only is the punctuation mark making a comeback, but the Jigga Man's name will be stylized in all caps.

A few years ago, JAY called into Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show and said that the hyphen was no longer needed, so he dropped it to little fanfare. However, people started taking notice shortly after.

"The hyphen was really big back in the day," he explained. "It's not useful anymore. I had umlauts over one of the letters, I removed that too."

The Artist Formerly Known As Jay Z will be releasing a Tidal-exclusive album, 4:44 on Jun. 30, after cryptic advertisements began popping up on the Internet and in various locations around the country. A snippet of a track off the album "Adnis" can be seen in the trailer for the rapper's 13th LP, which features Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover.

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50 Cent Says Bow Wow Returned The Money Intended For Strippers

50 Cent and Bow Wow have squashed their beef. Fif confirmed in a video on Monday (June 17) that he has collected his large debt from Bow Wow following their outing to a strip club earlier this month.

"So I just got off the phone with my man Ant. He called to tell me Bow Wow reached out and gave him the money so we cool and sh*t," 50 said in the video. "But I wanna do something to that n***a. I feel like the n**a stole my muthaf**kin' money. I f**king throw the money for the dancers and shit—this n***a picking it up and taking it home with him? But now that I got my money, I'm wishing Bow Wow peace, happiness, all the blessings that could come to him."

He also warned his fans to stop threatening the rapper on social media. "But y'all leave him alone," 50 insisted. "He feeling all kind of pressure! Muthaf**kas on his page like, 'Yo you owe 50 money, muthaf**ka! You better pay!' I know he's like, 'Ah!'"

As previously reported, 50 Cent accused Bow Wow of taking home money that Fif threw for the dancers at the strip club.  Bow Wow initially denied the reports on his own Instagram account, but it looks like the two came to a mutual agreement.

Check out 50's video above.

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Apple Music To Release Megan Thee Stallion Mini Doc

Megan Thee Stallion has proven she's comfortable in her own skin with her provocative lyrics, catchy rhymes, and trendy style both on and off the stage. Now, the 24-year-old is bringing all her hotness to Apple Music.

The Houston native reportedly partnered with the streaming behemoth for a new short and according to Teen Vogue, the documentary will be available June 25.

"We are still expected to give you the bars, give you the look, give you the routine. This is me - Like I wanna be a rapper. This is it," the Fever artists says in her documentary trailer, released Tuesday (June. 18).

News of the forthcoming doc comes as Apple Music announced Megan will be featured as the UpNext artist for June. UpNext Radio highlights musician's on the brink of stardom across all genres.

Megan sat down with Nadeska on Beats 1 and discussed her rise to fame, her love for her hometown, and how her childhood crush helped kickstart her career. "I couldn't look weak in front of the boy I thought was cute," she said.

Teen Vogue also reports the documentary credits one of Megan's influence, her late mother who passed away from a brain tumor in April.

You can watch the Beats 1 interview below.


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XXXTentacion Friend And Affiliate Reportedly Shot In The Head

Christian Moore, a 16-year-old rapper and affiliate of the late XXXTentacion, was reportedly shot in the head over the weekend.

According to WPLG Local 10, the young man– who performs under the name C-Glizzy– was reported shot in the head on Saturday night (Jun. 15) in Pompano Beach, Fla. while leaving a store. His brother and friend reportedly tried to drive him to the hospital, but “lost control of their car” and hit a wall on an exit ramp on I-95.

“The group eventually made it to the hospital where Moore underwent hours of surgery to remove the bullet from his head,” WPLG reports. Moore was sent to Broward Health North to be treated for his injury. “Family members say Moore is currently sedated and is not talking.”

Moore’s mother says she is “expecting” and “hoping” that he will survive the gunshot wound he sustained. It is currently unclear what the motives behind the shooting are, and The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances.

XXXTentacion, who was friends with Moore, was fatally shot on June 18, 2018 in Florida as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports. He was just 20 years old.

UPDATE: @CGlizzyofficial’s mom tells me he is heavily sedated and not talking right now, but she is expecting and hoping that he’ll survive the gunshot wound he sustained to the head. Someone opened fire on him as he was leaving a store on MLK Blvd. in Pompano Beach yesterday. pic.twitter.com/BKXhFMslaz

— Madeleine Wright (@MWrightWPLG) June 16, 2019


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