afropunk premiere: la-based hip-hop trio frtnk plays love games in uber-danceable new track, ‘let go’

September 27, 2016

We’re premiering a brand new track from L.A.-based hip-hop trio FRTNK (pronounced Fourteen K)—an alternative R&B-type of song, ‘Let Go’ is a loved up, mid-tempo song about hitting up your almost ex before chucking the deuces and moving on. Both playful and introspective, ‘Let Go’ isn’t emotionally desperate R&B or too cool for school “bitches and hoes” hip-hop. Instead, FRTNK plays it right on the line of vulnerability and confidence: “If I can’t reach you, I don’t need.”

“We want people to hear the track wherever they are and get that nostalgic feeling about their relationships they keep avoiding. Take that feeling in then let it go and start dancing” FRTNK’s Benjamin Aragbaye tells AFROPUNK. “‘Let Go’ is a track about the relationships that seem to be the norm in 2016 now, something we can all relate to. The love game of wanting and missing somebody when you can’t have them, but when they are there “somehow” things don’t work. Its that endless circle that we experience and know we should probably reject, but still find ourselves in the loop. We are saying its time to ‘Let Go’ of that.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at