Mister Cee, best known for his work on New York City’s RADIO 103.9 and Hot 97, has passed away at the age of 57.

Born Calvin LeBrun in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn in 1966, Mister Cee became famous as a member of pioneering Hip Hop crew Juice Crew, along with fellows titans such as Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, Masta Ace and many more.



Furthermore, he was also the DJ on Big Daddy Kane‘s explosive 1988 debut album Long Live the Kane as well as an executive producer for the Notorious B.I.G‘s 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. In fact, Cee was the first to co-sign the Biggie before he appeared in The Source‘s Unsigned Hype section, thus kicking off his career.

During his time on the radio — specifically with Hot 97 — the veteran earned the nickname “The Finisher.”



Just one day before his passing, Mister Cee took to Instagram himself to announce a new show on Rock The Bells Radio and wrote: “2NITE!!! THE SET IT OFF SHOW WIT @djmistercee AIRING MON-THURS 10PM-12MID(EAST COAST) 7PM-9PM(WEST COAST) ON LL COOL J @llcoolj ROCK THE BELLS RADIO @rockthebells ON SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 43!!! @siriusxm PLAYING CLASSIC/TIMELESS HIP HOP FROM THE 80’s 90’s & 2000’S!!!”

Though details about Mister Cee’s passing remain scarce as of this writing, MC Lyte took to her Instagram on Wednesday (April 10) to pay tribute to the legendary broadcaster and wrote: “I’m heartbroken. Wasn’t expecting this at all [teary face emoji]. God Bless his soul. Mister Cee [black heart emoji] Rest in power & peace!!” she wrote in the caption.

Check out the post below.

Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg also took to Twitter, to pay tribute to departed DJ.

“We have lost the iconic Mister Cee,” he wrote. “I listened to him yesterday and am in complete shock. He was a dear friend to all of us, a wonderful man, and one of the most important and impactful DJs of all time. I love you Cee.”

Likewise, DJ Green Lantern also wrote a moving Instagram post that read: “from God we come and to HIM we all shall return ..” .. love you Cee !! May God keep you close and ease your family’s pain .. you crowned yourself “Your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ” and you were INDEED !!!

Big Daddy Kane & DJ Mister Cee Reunite For Funk Flex Freestyle
Big Daddy Kane & DJ Mister Cee Reunite For Funk Flex Freestyle

“We all listened and studied , The Finisher !!! I don’t know what happened but I know Gods plan is not ours , so I’m just gonna pray for you and remember how dope you were and how much you helped me .. salute DJ Mr Cee !!”

DJ Jazzy Jeff also took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late DJ, revealing that it wasn’t long ago that the pair had worked together.

“I just watched you smash the RTB Cruise…We lost one!!! Rest in Beats DJ Mister Cee!!!” he wrote in the caption.

HipHopDX sends its condolences to the friends and family of DJ Mister Cee.