Anyone out there have the album "Midnight Marauders" by A Tribe Called Quest? It the one with all the people's faces on the cover. If so, could you take a look at the credits/track listing and find the song "Lyrics To Go" and let me know if they mention who/where they got their samples for that song from?
I heard the original sampled song on the radio a few nights ago, but the DJ never said who it was (Dont you hate that?) and it's been driving me crazy ever since.
The main guitar riff is from "Just Enough Room For Storage" off James Brown's Sho is Funky Down Here, one of his instrumental albums. The drums are from Clyde McPhatter's "Mixed Up Cup" and the keyboard and the sustained voice in the background is Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love".
Considering that the MTV awards aren't exactly the Oscars in terms of secrecy about the winners, the fact that they're really interested in getting Cash there tells me he's taking home Video of the Year.