Rihanna and Drake are currently leading the pack as for as nominee's for the up coming 2012 MTV VMA's.  Both artist lead all artists with 5 nominations each, including Video of the Year.

Listen up to Tha Wire for more details on the performers and find out what other artists round out the nominees.  As far as voting, you can for your favorite artist in all categories now through August 24th at 5pm at www.VMA.MTV.Com However, voting for Video of the Year continues through to the show, live on September 6th.

If your an aspiring artist and can manage to get to San Diego, California September 14th thru the 15th, you can get a huge head start in understanding the music biz.  Legendary Public Enemy front man Chuck D has been added as a speaker and if anyone can give food for thought, it's him.  Listen to Tha Wire below for the scoop.

In other news, the Game got game, but his dunking skillz may need a little more practice.  The rapper has been in and out of the news for the last couple of months, mainly about his off /on wedding.  However, recently he made the news again.  Find out why below.

Finally, Drakes current management is being sued by the man who discovered the rapper/singer and allegedly got him his deal with Young Money Records.  Get the scoop now.  Press play to hear Tha Wire now: