AHH Stray News: Nelly First Rapper in Branson, Suge's Wanted, Snoop's New Deal

(AllHipHop News) St. Louis artist Nelly will be the first rapper ever to perform in the resort town of Branson, Missouri next month. According to reports, Nelly is slated to hit the stage during the reopening of the Grand Palace, which is undergoing renovations. The rapper is slated to thrill fans in the Grand Palace’s parking area, because the main building is still undergoing construction. Representatives for the Grand Palace said that Nelly’s concert was the start of an attempt to expand Branson’s musical offerings to include Hip-Hop, R&B and other genres of music. Nelly’s first Hip-Hop performance in Branson will take place August 21st. Marion “Suge” Knight has once again run afoul of the law. According to TMZ.com, the former CEO of Death Row Records was due in court for driving with a suspended license in 2009. An arrest warrant has been issued for Knight, who was supposed to appear in court to answer the charges last week. In May, was busted for driving with a suspended license, after cops arrested him for allegedly pointing a gun at another man during an altercation. The gun charge against Knight was later dropped. Snoop Dogg has announced a marketing partnership with Landy Cognac. Under the terms of the deal, Snoop will help promote the cognac brand at his shows, during after parties and other promotional events. “The partnership between Landy and Snoop Dogg creates the perfect platform to launch LANDY’S affordable luxury product,” said Stephen Lewin, Senior Vice President, General Manager -- Spirits Division at WJD. “Snoop Dogg epitomizes confidence, innovation and is known to be the life of the party, making him the ideal choice to partner with Landy Cognac – a brand that mirrors these characteristics. Snoop leads the hip, fashionable and smooth lifestyle that Landy Cognac represents, and is sure to resonate with the strong urban following that Landy is rapidly growing.”