NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California Grammy-winning duo the Product G&B are set to return with another Santana collaboration, as well as the lead single to the "Dr. Dolittle 2" soundtrack.
The twosome, Sincere and Money Harm, will resurface on radio the first week of April with the Wyclef Jean-produced "Cluck Cluck," an upbeat party number that plays on the theme of the upcoming Eddie Murphy film, about a veterinarian who can communicate with animals.
"It's just like a nursery rhyme," Sincere said during a dinner break in a recording studio last week. "It fitted the movie you know, with chickens talking." The Product G&B shot the accompanying video for "Cluck Cluck" with director Dave Meyers in Los Angeles last week. The clip features the pair performing on a giant record player.
In addition to appearing on the film's soundtrack, the track will turn up on the Product G&B's long-awaited debut LP, The Product Ghetto & Blues, due June 5.
The album whose title refers to the twosome's name, which defines its musical stylings also will feature a new collaboration with veteran guitarist Carlos Santana, "Dirty Dancin', " which is a sequel to the Grammy-winning "Maria Maria." Jean produced and appears on the marengue-meets-hip-hop number, which is expected to be the second single off the album.
Teddy Riley produced a song called "Freak Freak" for the effort, and the duo hope to recruit rapper Trina for a track. The album also will feature the R&B track "Black Rose," "Tired of Being Broke," "Scramble" and "Whenever You Want It."
The Long Island, New York-bred Product G&B initially planned to release their debut album last summer. Money Harm and Sincere attributed much of the delay to their move from Arista to Clive Davis' new label, J Records, but they added that Davis and Jean wanted to "make the album bigger" than the initial effort.
"It's the new music revolution ghetto and blues," Sincere said. "We represent CPST: corruption, poverty, struggle and triumph. We the product of the environment."
"We came from the hood, and then we had a song, 'Maria, Maria,' that took us to a whole 'nother level that we never experienced before," Money Harm added. "So we had to sit back and say to [ourselves], 'We really have to make this album for everybody.' "