"Put a Little Umph in It" is the first single from Jagged Edge's upcoming album Baby Making Project. It features pop–R&B singer Ashanti, and has been already receiving airplay. This will be their first single since being dropped from Columbia Records and getting signed to Island Def Jam.
The music video
was be shot by Norwegian
director Ray Kay
around the week of July 17
. Jagged Edge members looked for girl video dancers
with acting ability (a big plus for "Soprano's
" style narrative). The video premiered on 106 & Park
on August 17.
The video premiered on 106 & Park as the New Joint of the Day on August 15, 2007. Ashanti's verse was taken out of the song, and replaced with a snippet clip of "Whole Town Laughing."
Recently on HOT 97 in New York, Jagged Edge reportedly said Ashanti wasn't in their music video due to a conflict disagreement with Irv Gotti.
There is a So So Def Remix of the track on the Japanese version of the album Baby Making Project