FRTNK (pronounced “Fourteen K”) is an American alternative hip-hop group hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, known as the Inland Empire.
Formed by artists Benjamin Aragbaye, Bryan Ramos and Barin Butler. The group’s musical style joins the electronic sounds of Pop and Indie-RnB, while seamlessly merging it with heavy Hip-Hop 808's and groovy synthesizers. Each being only in their early twenty's, their daring dream-like production laid with raps and harmonies has already generated comparisons to world renowned musicians like Outkast, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and The Gorillas. This book-smart, skater-type group has been studying music since they were in elementary school and they've found some way to blend and mesh opposing musical genres effortlessly. Their first official recorded work, Operation AU, was released in November 2011. This six track EP and their follow-up freshman project Moreno Beach have peaked the interest of many indie & major labels in America and overseas, FRTNK's songs “Imagine” and "Can I Love You" have landed on the desk of Director Issa Rae, Who is known for the hit TV show “Insecure”. FRTNK has been working diligently in their California home studio recording and producing for themselves & other artists.