L&F (production duo)
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. 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.
Ebong was born in Nigeria and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and Florida. Umana was born and raised in Georgia. 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.
Ebong started writing songs at eight years old and started making beats at eleven. 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. They were both doing music separately in their own households, until they formed in 2003. Their first official production credit came up in 2008, on Musiq Soulchild's song called "Radio", the title track for the album, OnMyRadio.
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. 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.
Songs Produced As L&F
|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
|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|
|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|
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- "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.
- 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.
- Deshawn (December 2, 2014). "Clef Interview: Production Duo L&F Discuss Career Moves, Upbringing and Crafting R&B Hits". Neoclef. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- 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.