The Naughty Northern is the professional name of singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Corey LuckyLee Cleveland. He made his professional solo recording debut in 2020 with the single “Drink a Little Smoke a Lot.” That track introduced an eclectic and talented genre-bending artist with a unique country hip-hop groove.
Since that debut, the prolific producer has released a remarkable volume of work, with nearly three dozen singles, two EPs and a full length album under his belt. The Naughty Northern has connected with fans around the world and counts his streaming numbers in the hundreds of thousands across multiple platforms.
In less than two years the Minnesota native has already tallied some significant accomplishments in his career. He has opened for major artists and headlined 40+ shows including high-profile gigs at motorcycle rallies and mud bog events. His sound is an infectious mix of country twang, rap attitude and rock & roll power.
“Gettin’ Naughty” is the debut full-length album from The Naughty Northern, available worldwide via all major streaming services. The ten song collection is a wild ride through the artist’s unique musical world of a booze-fueled barbecues and weed-infused hip-hop hoedowns. The record opens on “Ride High,” a hard country-rap ode to a “bandana wearing bad girl” and closes on the acoustic tear-jerker “Papa Please Come Home.” In the interim Cleveland raps, sings, picks and grins his way through a record that sounds like the soundtrack to your next great tailgate party.
He pairs a trap beat with a Johnny Cash classic on “Tequila Salt Lime” and adds steel drums to a country-pop love song on “Aligned Up.” Unexpected genre mash-ups are the norm as The Naughty Northern lays down a fun party vibe with occasional forays into deeper territory. That synergy of pop hooks, hip-hop grooves and everyman authenticity really shines on radio-ready tracks like “Moonshine Lemonade” and “Dive Bar.”
Check out “Gettin’ Naughty” in below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear “Moonshine Lemonade” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist and “Home on the Range” on the Deep Indie Beat. Follow the links below to connect with The Naughty Northern. Get on his socials and get naughty.