Put a Little Umph in It

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"Put a Little Umph in It"
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Single by Jagged Edge featuring Ashanti
from the album Baby Makin' Project
Released July 24, 2007 (iTunes)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B
Length 4:02
Label Island Urban/So So Def
Writer(s) Johntá Austin, Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Steve Standard
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal
Jagged Edge singles chronology
"Put a Little Umph in It"
Ashanti singles chronology
"Pac's Life"
"Put a Little Umph in It"
"Hey Baby (After the Club)"

"Put a Little Umph in It" is the first single from Jagged Edge's studio album Baby Makin' Project. It features popR&B singer Ashanti. The song was their first single since being dropped from Columbia Records and getting signed to Island Def Jam.

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot by Norwegian director Ray Kay around the week of July 17, 2007. 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[when?] on HOT 97 in New York City, Jagged Edge reportedly said Ashanti was not featured in the 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 Makin' Project.


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 13
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 49

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