“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.
“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.
The music video featured Dr. Dre and was directed by Hype Williams.