The first version of "The Power" was an amalgamate of samples. The beats were taken from Mantronix's "King Of The Beats Lesson #1" (from their 1990 album "This Should Move Ya"), the vocals were taken from "Let The Words Flow" by rapper Chill Rob G and from "Love's Gonna Get You" by Jocelyn Brown.
The record became instantly popular in both Europe and North America. But the samples were all unauthorized. In Germany, Arista Records had a deal with Stu Fine, former owner of Wild Pitch Records, but they didn’t have a deal for the US. Chill Rob G consented to a US release (which he thought could be lucrative). But Arista Records wanted to release it there too.
Since Arista couldn't release the same single, they decided to re-record the whole track with new lyrics by rapper Durron Butler AKA Turbo B. and additional vocals by Penny Ford. The samples were then all legally cleared and the song finally re-released under the new name Snap!.