After recently delivering a speech at a local middle school's career day, Gucci Mane is rumored to have hospitalized a DJ for playing one of his unreleased tracks in the club. Sounds about right. [AllHipHop]

Drake will be releasing the first official single from his upcoming third LP on Grammy night (Feb. 10). The song is entitled "Started from the Bottom," an obvious reference his early career as a Canadian TV star. Hood life, eh? [Billboard]

Here's Kanye West rocking a straight jacket and ski mask while performing in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. Fashion! [RapFix]

R. Kelly will be headlining Pitchfork Fest 2013. Surprised it took this long. [DailySwarm]

Gunplay has revealed some info about his forthcoming debut, Medellin. "Expect Pharrell on there," Gunplay said. "I've been working with him recently. I got one with him called 'Steel Drums,' and I'm finna do another one featuring Big Sean. I'm just waiting for the vocals back and stuff. It's going to be huge." [HipHopDX]

Former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. has announced that he will release two albums this month, 19 and 64, which will feature production by Kanye West, Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, Trackademics and a song called "Beautiful Naked Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face." [Exclaim]

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