Nuke Franklin did it again with Surprise Party!

Full disclosure, I was already a big Nuke Franklin fan before hearing this song. Ever since he hit my radar and did a podcast interview, I have been in his corner. But this article isn’t about that, it’s about Surprise Party.

Recently Nuke released a two song project called Surprise Party. There was not much if any promotion before the release, kind of just appeared out of nowhere for hungry fans. Justifiably so, he let’s the high quality music speak for itself.

The worst part about Surprise Party is what is wrong with most of Nuke’s projects.

It wasn’t long enough!

I equate this song to those days where you wake up feeling great and by the end of the day, everything has crumbled to shit and nothing can go your way. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nuke worked both songs into one long short film type of music video with that theme ( if not in the works, feel free to take the idea, just let me cameo in the video).

The first song, Flip has an opening lines of;

Bitch i woke up feeling like a million bucks, i’m hood rich, I whip that bucket like a bentley truck

This comes after the tag “100 proof, Nascar Nuke”. When you hear a Nuke Franklin song that mentions Nascar Nuke at the beginning you know you are in for an energetic, arrogant but elegant vibe to it.

Flip has a slow intro from a beat by Blokhead Johnny which I highly recommend you listen to either in a pair of good headphones or a nice car stereo. Laptop speakers do not do this or really any Blockhead Johnny beat justice.

It is never a disappointment when Nascar Nuke comes out. This song is packed full of ego stroking lines:
“I’m hood rich, I whip that bucket like a Bentley Truck
I’m boogie now, I only fuck if she’s a nine or up.”
“Solid gold on my wrist, this ain’t no a timex.”
“I’m too gorgeous, my bitch flawless, perfect fit.
This ain’t Target, need red carpet for this fit”

Flip is 3 minutes of just high quality fun music.

Then a switch flips…

In my earlier scenario of your perfect day turning to shit, Flip ends and you remember that life isn’t all going to the club and living it up.
Sunshine is the polar opposite of Flip. In this one Nuke really opens up about feelings and life. The chorus:

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

Makes the song get really real, really quickly.
I struggle in the decision to call this a sad or a brave song. It is sad that someone feels like what is described, but if that is how he feels, he is brave and inspirational for getting the ideas out on a song.

The song ends with another great Cleveland musician, Kipp Stone lending some vocals and really aiding to the melodic vibe of the song.

All in all, you need to listen to this project, it is worth the 7 minutes it takes to listen to the songs, and also worth the hours you spend playing them on repeat. I included links to the songs below as well as my best guess at the lyrics. I think they should be pretty close to spot on, but if you have a correction, let me know!

Also let me know what you think of Surprise Party!

If you know of more music I should review, send it my way via colin@colincanhelp.com

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Flip Lyrics

Bitch I woke up feeling like a million bucks
I’m hood rich, I whip that bucket like a Bentley Truck
I’m boogie now, I only fuck if she’s a nine or up.
Black Al Pacino, I’m the only nigga that I trust
I’m young and reckless, get that check and then
I fuck it up.
Your Wednesday Crush, that hoe my throwback
hit that when I want.
We poppin as soon as we pop up
Ain’t got to pop the trunk

I’m Nascar Nuke, I’m bulletproof
Bitch I do what I want
Yeah, I do what I want

I’ve been Fucked up for two days like where the time went
Solid gold on my wrist, this ain’t no a timex.
My new bitch she got that crack straight out the pyrex.
Off that lick, I bet that hoe know what the vibe is

I’ve been Fucked up for two days like where the time went
Solid gold on my wrist, this ain’t no a timex.
My new bitch she got that crack straight out the pyrex.
Off that lick, I bet that hoe know what the vibe is

I’ve been a lot of things but never been a bitch.
Bitch, it’s magic every time I work my wrist
I’m too gorgeous, my bitch flawless, perfect fit.
This ain’t Target, need red carpet for this fit
This that poison in my cup, come take a sip
Hit a lick then smear that Fenty off her lips

Had a dollar and a dream, I made it flip
Had a dollar and a dream, I made it flip
Made it flip, Made it flip

I’ve been Fucked up for two days like where the time went
Solid gold on my wrist, this ain’t no a timex.
My new bitch she got that crack straight out the pyrex.
Off that lick, I bet that hoe know what the vibe is

I’ve been Fucked up for two days like where the time went
Solid gold on my wrist, this ain’t no a timex.
My new bitch she got that crack straight out the pyrex.
Off that lick, I bet that hoe know what the vibe is
Vibe is

Sunshine lyrics

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

 

How many people going to use my spirit to feed on
That liquor give the demons up in me something to feed on

Struggling with issues I manifested since yay tall
Still pushing people away as if I don’t need y’all

Vices got a hold of me nigga
And I can’t shake it

 

Why I’m always lending my heart when they always break it
Surrounded by these walls that I built and feel them breakin
How many L’s am I going to take before I’m their favorite

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

How many days til that pressure leak through lid
Push me to the end,watch my feet swing off the ledge
Music is all that stops me from jumping over the edge
If it weren’t for this shit, I would probably be dead

Bank account, gas tank, stomach all on E
Hunger grows deeper the very moment greed hits ya.
Funny how the same shit knocking me off my feet be the same shit
That keeps me from dying on both my knees, nigga

(Kipp Stone)

All below freezing
Devil been creeping
But you gotta know
Life comes at you fast
Changing like the seasons
Rather be chiefing
It’s all good now, but you gotta know
Life you comes at you fast
Life you comes at you fast
Life you comes at you fast

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

Sun don’t shine on this side… Like it should
Die and restart my whole life… I wish I could
Open up and show you the real me… I wish I could
Tired of acting like shit is alright… I wish it was

Sun don’t shine on this side… MMMHHMMM
Die and restart my whole life… MMMHHMMM
Open up and show you the real me… MMMHHMMM
Tired of acting like shit is alright… MMMHHMMM

Sun don’t shine on this side… MMMHHMMM
Die and restart my whole life… MMMHHMMM
Open up and show you the real me… MMMHHMMM
Tired of acting like shit is alright… MMMHHMMM

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