New York Hip-Hop Icon DJ Mister Cee dies at 57

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   April 11, 2024   Update on : April 13, 2024

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DJ Mister Cee. Photo: Screengrab

Calvin LeBrun, known as Legendary New York City DJ Mister Cee, has died at the age of 75.

Radio station Hot 97 in New York on Tuesday shared the news citing his family’s confirmation of the DJ Mister Cee’s death.

However, the radio station and the family did not disclose the cause of death.

Peter Rosenberg, another radio disc jockey of Hot 97, in a statement, expressed his deep shock at the death of Mister Cee and paid tribute to his former colleague,

Rosenberg wrote on the X, also known as Twitter, that they have lost the iconic Mister Cee. He listened to him yesterday and is in complete shock.

Mister Cee was a dear friend to all of us and was one of the most important and impactful DJs of all time, said Rosenberg.

Cee was helming the Set It Off Show on Sirius XM’s Rock the Bells Radio channel. He was also renowned for DJ’ing parties all over the tri-state area for decades.

During the production of Ready to Die, Mr. Cee became an associate executive producer.

DJ Mister Cee was the first person in 2014 to play Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” on the radio.

Mister Cee was an influential figure in hip-hop. Cee became the DJ for Big Daddy Kane. His producing work for Biggie Smalls assisted launch the rapper to superstardom.

The “Throwback at Noon” show on Hot97 was one of the most popular programs of Mister Cee, and he was recently on Audacy’s “94.7 The Block.”

Chuck Creekmur, CEO of, said Cee was on the airwaves for Hot97, shaping and molding the culture.”

In 2023, New York City celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and reflected on how the music and culture have altered over the decades.

After his family announced his death on Wednesday, reactions poured in from the music, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, who posted, “Rest in peace DJ Mister Cee.”

Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg recalled him as one of the most significant and impactful DJs of all time.


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