Live on WDET: stoop lee and the Culdesac

Detroit hip-hop artist stoop lee performs songs and talks to “CultureShift” host Amanda LeClaire.

Stoop Lee and the Culdesac pose inside WDET's Studio A.

Detroit artists stoop lee and the Culdesac pose with WDET's Amanda LeClaire inside Studio A.

In the heart of Detroit’s hip-hop scene, stoop lee, the artistic persona of Ade Olaniran — emerges not just as a rapper and singer, but as a force committed to uplifting the city — and maybe even the world.

Stoop lee’s music is a unique blend of hip-hop, indie and electro-pop infused with soul and jazz elements. Collaborating with a diverse range of artists, he effortlessly spans genres, influenced by a broad musical palette.

Olaniran’s roots in jazz, exposure to soul-infused hip-hop like the Soulquarians collective, and admiration for high-energy indie rock groups like Bloc Party have all contributed to his distinctive sound.

Listen to stoop lee’s Live on WDET performance, backed by the Culdesac, and interview above.

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.