After nearly 14 years, the long-awaited Death Row Records album by one-time Dr. Dre protege Sam Sneed is finally being released. WIDEawake Entertainment Group Inc., the company who purchased the Death Row Records catalog, is releasing Sneed’s Street Scholars album on January 25th, 2011 through E1 Entertainment.
Here is the first official video off the album, “Lady Heroin”
Same Sneed became well-known for his catchphrase “My name is Sam Sneed, you better recognize!”, which originally appeared in the song “Pump, Pump” off the Snoop Doggy Dogg debut album Doggystyle.
He also appeared in the Death Row movie Murder Was The Case which also spawned Sneed’s “U Better Recognize” single featuring Dr. Dre being included ont he film’s soundtrack.
Sam Sneed also co-produced “Keep Their Heads Ringin'” and “Natural Born Killaz” with Dr. Dre. The original, alternate version of “Natural Born killaz” with Sneed rapping a verse was released on the Ultimate Death Row Collection on November 24, 2009.
Following his time on Death Row Records, and after surviving a brain tumor, Sneed produced for Jay-Z (“Anything”), G-Unit (“I Smell Pussy”), Scarface (“Fuck’n With Face”) and others.
Street Scholars will feature “U Better Recognize”, “Lady Heroin”, “Goin’ Hollywood”, “Drug Related”, and 10 brand-new tracks that Sam Sneed has recorded for the album. The project is set to feature Dr. Dre, Nu Starz Entertainment, J. Flexx and others.