New York City DJ Mister Cee dies at age 57, Hot97 confirms

NEW YORK — Legendary New York Metropolis DJ Mister Cee has died, the radio station Hot97 confirmed Wednesday.

Mister Cee, whose actual title was Calvin LeBrun, was an influential determine in hip-hop. He was the DJ for Huge Daddy Kane and his producing work for Biggie Smalls — the Infamous B.I.G. — helped launch the rapper to superstardom.

Mister Cee’s “Throwback at Midday” present on Hot97 was probably the most standard packages at its time. Extra not too long ago, he was on Audacy’s “94.7 The Block.”

“He was on the airwaves for Hot97, shaping and molding the tradition,” stated Chuck Creekmur, CEO of

CBS New York spoke to Mister Cee in 2023 as New York Metropolis celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop and mirrored on how the music and tradition has modified over the many years.

“Again then, we was simply getting like cassette tapes … and these cassette tapes would float throughout town, in order that was our electronic mail so to talk,” Mister Cee stated on the time.

His craft began early on from his house in Brooklyn, the place his coronary heart at all times was.

“He referred to as himself ‘the Finisher’ as a result of he was the person that may shut out the set, the occasion,” Creekmur stated.

After his household introduced his demise Wednesday, reactions poured in from the music, together with DJ Jazzy Jeff, who posted, “Relaxation in peace DJ Mister Cee.”

Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg remembered him as “probably the most vital and impactful DJs of all time.”

“Mister Cee knew that he was beloved. He felt that love from our group in every single place he went,” Creekmur stated.

Mister Cee was 57 years outdated. His explanation for demise has not been launched.