L&F (production duo)

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Bongo ByTheWay
Genres
Instruments
Years active2003−present
Associated acts
Websitehttps://www.bongobytheway.com
MembersBongo
C4

L&F was an American record production and songwriting duo, which stood for Lost and Found, consisted of cousins Uforo "Bongo" Ebong and Christopher "C4" Umana.[1] The meaning of Lost and Found is finding their purpose and wanting to show other people to show that focus. Despite a good working relationship, the two parted ways at the beginning of 2015 to pursue their individual endeavors.

History[edit]

Ebong was born in Nigeria and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and Florida. Umana was born and raised in Georgia.[2] They've been able to keep in contact and make music all across the country. When Ebong moved to Los Angeles, it became easier for them to find their way to each other, and worked on their production from there. Their influences came from a lot of places, Umana first played music in a church. He played keyboards and organs, that's how he started off, then started to make beats on a triton keyboard. His biggest inspiration was to be able to pull from that spiritual stand point and create music has given him a great foundation on who to lead and follow peoples energy and vibes. Ebong was also raised in the church, which has a lot do with his musical upbringing and his brother who always had good music around him. Everything from Stevie Wonder, J Dilla, and Marvin Gaye.[1]

Ebong started writing songs at eight years old and started making beats at eleven.[3] He started on FL Studio making beats so he can rap on and making beats for his friends. They both first met at Umana's mother and father's 25th anniversary and he discovered that he had another family member that was into music as well, so that was the birth of them getting together. The first time they were in Umana's mother's basement, Ebong had a CD of beats and Umana just played the piano. He didn't understand one person doing all the instrumental on one record. Then Ebong showed him how to use FL Studio and it opened he mind to a whole new thing.[4] They were both doing music separately in their own households, until they formed in 2003.[1] Their first official production credit came up in 2008, on Musiq Soulchild's song called "Radio", the title track for the album, OnMyRadio.[2]

For the production of Trey Songz' "Y.A.S.", L&F got a call saying that Songz wanted them to send him some sounds. Bongo had made piano ballad slash trap beat, and C4 described it as a different unorthodox type feel on it and it was very interesting. It really stuck out throughout the whole song.[5] They started to get more recognition for the production of Big Sean's "Jit/Juke", released in September. L&F were both separately on different sides of the country. They both came together and came up with the idea of "Jit/Juke", and was the first time they had been in the same location in over a year. When the record was being made, they were both on different sides of the country working on it separately. Umana was at a wedding in Atlanta, and Ebong was in Los Angeles. Bongo put the drums in and Umana did the music. Then they took it to Big Sean and he loved it. Da Internz also worked on it and ended up putting all of their tracks together.[5]

Production Discography[edit]

Songs Produced As L&F[edit]

All songs are also written by L&F
Artist(s) Song Year Album Co-Producer(s) Label
Musiq Soulchild "Radio" 2008 OnMyRadio Atlantic Records
Bridget Kelly "Almost More" 2014 All Or Nothing
Trey Songz "Y.A.S. (You Ain't Shit)" 2014 Trigga Songbook, Atlantic
Big Sean "Jit/Juke" 2014 Nate Fox, Da Internz
Teyana Taylor "Outta My League (Interlude)" 2014 VII GOOD Music, Def Jam Recordings
Eric Darius, Eric Dawkins "What's Her Name" 2014 Retro Forward Shanachie Records
Omarion, Jeremih "Show Me" 2014 Sex Playlist Da Internz Maybach Music Group, Atlantic
Omarion, Rick Ross "Bo$$" 2014 Sex Playlist MMG, Atlantic
Omarion "Already" 2014 Sex Playlist MMG, Atlantic
CJ Tate "Body I.D." 2015
Big Sean "Stay Down" 2015 Dark Sky Paradise Da Internz GOOD, Def Jam

Bongo Solo Production Discography[edit]

All songs are also written by Bongo
Artist(s) Song Year Album Co-Producer(s) Label
Trey Songz "Flick" 2015 Intermission I & II Songbook, Atlantic
Eric Bellinger "Last One Standing" 2015 Cuffing Season YFS, 300
The Game, Kendrick Lamar "On Me" 2015 The Documentary 2 Pops Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Dej Loaf, Sha Sha "Step Up" 2015 The Documentary 2 Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Mvrcus Blvck "Made In America" 2015 The Documentary 2 Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Jelly Roll "Hashtag" 2015 The Documentary 2 Jelly Roll Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger, Sha Sha "Circles" 2015 The Documentary 2 Flippa, JProof Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Future, Sonyae "Dedicated" 2015 The Documentary 2 Hit-Boy Blood Money, eOne
The Game "Just Another Day" 2015 The Documentary 2 Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Anderson .Paak "Magnus Carlsen" 2015 The Documentary 2.5 Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q "Gangbang Anyway" 2015 The Documentary 2.5 Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Asia Bryant "Gang Related" 2015 The Documentary 2.5 Blood Money, eOne
The Game "Sex Skit" 2015 The Documentary 2.5 Blood Money, eOne
Omarion, Problem "Bet That" 2015 Care Package 3 Maybach Music, Atlantic
Omarion "Ballin'" 2015 Care Package 3 Maybach Music, Atlantic
Jeremih "Feel Like Phil" 2015 Late Nights Def Jam
Jeremih "Actin' Up" 2015 Late Nights Def Jam
Rotimi "Lotto" 2015 Royal Wednesday G-Unit
Eric Bellinger "I Can Tell" 2016 Eventually YFS, 300
Niykee Heaton "NBK" 2016 The Bedroom Tour Playlist Capitol Records
The Game, Micah, Payso "For The Homies" 2016 Streets of Compton Blood Money, eOne
Rotimi "Doing It" 2016 Summer Bangerz G-Unit
Snoop Dogg "Legend" 2016 Coolaid Doggystyle, eOne
Snoop Dogg, Jeremih "Point Seen Money Gone" 2016 Coolaid Doggystyle, eOne
Mvrcus Blvck, The Game, Troy Ave "Wrist Motion" 2016 Screens On Lock 3 740 Project
The Game "Block Wars" 2016 Block Wars Blood Money, eOne
The Game, Lorine Chia "Uzis and Grenades" 2016 Block Wars Blood Money, eOne
The Game "Savage Lifestyle" 2016 1992 Blood Money, eOne
The Game "True Colors / It's On" 2016 1992 Blood Money, eOne
The Game "I Grew Up On Wu-Tang" 2016 1992 Blood Money, eOne
The Game "However Do You Want It" 2016 1992 Blood Money, eOne
Jeremih, Chance the Rapper "Stranger at the Table" 2016 Merry Christmas Lil' Mama Self-released
Jeremih, Chance the Rapper "The Tragedy" 2016 Merry Christmas Lil' Mama Self-released
Sevyn Streeter, Dej Loaf, Jeremih "Ol Skool" 2017 Girl Disrupted Ray Keys Atlantic
Keyshia Cole "Vault" 2017 11:11 Reset Epic, Sony, Hearts and Stars Production Inc.
Ty Dolla $ign, YG "Ex" 2017 Beach House 3 Atlantic
The Game, Jeremih, Young Thug, Sevyn Streeter "Oh I" 2017 Westside Story Blood Money, eOne
K. Michelle "God, Love, Sex and Drugs" 2017 Kimberly: The People I Used to Know Atlantic
K. Michelle, Jeremih "Takes Two" 2017 Kimberly: The People I Used to Know Atlantic
50 Cent, Jeremih "Still Think I'm Nothing" 2017 Capital Records, G-Unit

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DatzHott! (January 15, 2015). "Music Producers L&F Talks Working With @TeyanaTaylor, @BigSean, & more!". YouTube. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Songwriter and producer C4 talks to "On the Come Up" about breathing life into the music industry". ASCAP. November 12, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Davis, Ticara (September 23, 2014). "[Interview] Discovering Your Sound, A Session with the producers of Big Sean's "Jit/Juke" The Duo L&F". Vita 1017. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Deshawn (December 2, 2014). "Clef Interview: Production Duo L&F Discuss Career Moves, Upbringing and Crafting R&B Hits". Neoclef. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Shaw, A.R. (October 14, 2014). "Production duo L+F discuss working with Trey Songz and their process of creating music". Rolling Out. Retrieved March 4, 2015.

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