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"U Better Recognize"
Single by Sam Sneed featuring Dr. Dre
from the album Murder Was the Case
B-side"Come When I Call"
ReleasedJuly 28, 1994
Songwriter(s)Sam Anderson
Dr. Dre singles chronology
"Let Me Ride"
"U Better Recognize"
"Natural Born Killaz"

"U Better Recognize" is Sam Sneed's first and only single while he was on Death Row Records. The B-side was "Come When I Call" by Danny Boy.

Single information

"U Better Recognize" featuring Dr. Dre was released by Sam Sneed in 1994. He became known for the catchphrase, "I'm Sam Sneed, you better recognize!" (which he famously repeated on the intro to "Pump Pump", the eighteenth track from Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle), from the song and the related Death Row film, Murder Was the Case. The single peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, 18 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and 48 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

Music video

The music video featured Dr. Dre and was directed by Hype Williams.[citation needed] Featuring numerous cameos by East Coast rappers, the music video was controversial within Death Row and ended their working relationship, despite Sneed's promising career as Dre's rapper/producer protege.


Chart Position
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 16
US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 18
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 48