Legendary DJ Mister Cee mourned by New York’s HOT 97 radio station

Well-known NYC hip-hop DJ Mister Cee, credited with discovering The Notorious B.I.G, died at 57, according to radio station HOT 97 (WQHT).

“As a family at HOT 97 and WBLS, we’re deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Mister Cee,” HOT 97 said. “He wasn’t just a DJ; he was a pillar of our stations, bringing joy to countless listeners with his legendary Throwback at Noon and Friday Night Live sets.

WQHT is in the coverage area of Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Nassau County on Long Island and parts of North Jersey — broadcasting on channel 97.1 FM.

Born Calvin LeBrun in Brooklyn, he grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant and became the official DJ for rapper Big Daddy Kane after becoming friends with him in high school. Mister Cee and Big Daddy Kane went on to be a part of the legendary Juice Crew hip-hop collective, led by legend Marley Marl in 1986.

HOT 97 said he was widely known as “The Finisher” within the hip-hop world and was the DJ behind Big Daddy Kane’s 1988 debut, Long Live the Kane.

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