JAY Z's hyphen looking for work
July 25th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

JAY Z's hyphen looking for work

You know it's hard out here for a hyphen.

Once it became widely known that the artist formerly known as "Jay-Z" had dropped the hyphen and gone to ALL CAPS, that meant said hyphen was no longer being employed.

So what's a poor hyphen to do? Turn to Craigslist, of course. The Drum reports that an ad has popped up, allegedly from the now available hyphen.

"Hardworking SBL (Straight Black Line) seeks immediate, full or part-time employment having been recently laid off by my previous employer after 19 years of devoted service," the ad reads.

The hyphen goes on to explain that it is "experienced and proficient in joining two separate words to create a compound word" and "preventing confusion or awkward combination of letters."

Can you help a hyphen out?


Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. f-najera

    I have just employed the hyphen, full time, full benefits... until ObamaCare kicks in!

    July 30, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. harlem nights

    his young pride , her everlasting nest rs

    July 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vbcvbcvbvb

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    July 29, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jubei

    They call this stuff Music?

    July 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mikki

    What JAY Z wants to do with his name, or his hyphen, is his business. Yes, he's famous, but why do people care about what name he parades under? He's still in the Game, his music's still excellent, and he's alive and kicking. Let him live his life, people!

    July 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rick

    Be careful of Craigslist. There's an imposter hyphen running around that just subtracts things from your life.

    July 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Yakobi

    I have work for the unemployed hyphen. I propose he now be referred to as Jay Z-Knowles.

    July 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bad role model

    Jay Z's wealth is a sad reflection of degenerative pop culture. He glamorizes the punk hood thug life and is emulated by many fatherless blacks. How's that working out? Go look in the Chicage, Detroit, Philly etc etc morgues. Abandon your evil ways, Jay Z, give your money to a worthy cause and live a life of penance.

    July 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reggie

      How long does the man have to address his past???
      He made it out of the dark life and is quite successful, so give him props for that. He is a great father, husband, artist, and donates to more causes then you erer will in your lifetime....so what else does he have to do to become valid???
      Quit hating!

      July 27, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Gross

    It is my understanding that the hyphen removal procedure is very painful. You are a brave man, JAY Z.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. joanie does not have class or the personality...joannie is a hack

    we tolerate Joannie

    July 26, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. we tolerate her...because of fonzie, potsie and ralph....

    YOUR TOLERATED.

    July 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alvarez

    My poop is looking for work.

    July 26, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. M.A.P.

    Single People are not a race, Mandy. God damn what is wrong with you today? Go take a sh!t or something, stop posting every fcuking insane thought that enters your head.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alvarez

    I'll need a shovel to clear my underpants of all this poop.

    July 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steves

    Stop the presses!

    July 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Poop

    I just pooped my pants

    July 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mark

    Am I reading the Onion or an Onion article linked to CNN's MAIN PAGE?

    July 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Really?

    This is the best you could do just to drag Jay-Z (ha ha, I used the hyphen) into the conversation. Who gives a flying flip what he calls himself. Next year, it will probably be "your highness Jay Z". This was the lamest attempt at an article to date. Must be a really slow entertainment news day.

    July 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kacie

    As is CNN. Even for the entertainment section, to link this as news from the main page...

    July 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. M.A.P.

    I woke up and found a trail of fecal sludge from my bead to the fridge. In the fridge was a fecal sculpture of Rob Thicke. I guess I must have sleep crapped.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  21. did somebody spring a leak?

    -

    July 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. bcbnbnkl

    ~wowo~Unbelievab~lMy friend Emily has just married to a handsome rich man. They met through ~RìchSìngleClub.Çom~~~A Serious millionaire dating for rich single seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet (lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    July 29, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |

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