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Notorious B.I.G.'s Estate & Big Daddy Kane React To DJ Mister Cee's Death

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Mister Cee, a legendary mixer who served as a DJ to some of the greatest rappers in history, has passed away.

On Wednesday, April 10, the New York Times confirmed the longtime DJ died at age 57. As of this report, no cause of death was provided. Mister Cee, born Calvin Lebrun, got his start in the music industry as a DJ for Big Daddy Kane, who he met while he was in high school. He made his official debut on "Mister Cee's Master Plan" from Kane's debut album Long Live The Kane in 1988. Big Daddy Kane also took to social media to react to Cee's passing.

"NO WORDS!!!!" Kane wrote in his Instagram post, which features a throwback photo of the two.

As his career grew in the early 1990's, Mister Cee, also known as "The Finisher," discovered The Notorious B.I.G. and helped him record the demo that got him signed to Bad Boy Records. Mister Cee went on to as an executive producer on Biggie's debut album Ready to Die in 1994. He continued to discover new artists and represent classic Hip-Hop in every mix he made throughout his extensive radio career.

"The family of The Notorious B.I.G extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of our beloved brotha Calvin 'DJ Mister Cee' Lebrun on his transition," the estate said in a statement posted to Instagram. "He was a dear friend and mentor of B.I.G and an unwavering committed supporter of the family over the years of B.I.G’s transition. We Love and Salute you King.. 🫑 RIP- One of the BEST to touch the turntables."

Numerous artists and DJ's took to social media to pay homage to the late mixer like 50 Cent, DJ Premier, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Capri and more. See their tributes below. Rest in peace Mister Cee.


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