Calvin LeBrun (born August 17, 1966), better known as Mister Cee or DJ Mister Cee, is an American DJ, broadcaster, record executive, advocate for trans rights, and radio personality on New York's RADIO 103.9. He was the DJ behind rapper Big Daddy Kane's debut in 1988. He was also associate executive producer for the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut or 1994 album, Ready to Die.[1]

Mister Cee
Mister Cee in 1997
Mister Cee in 1997
Background information
Also known as
  • The Finisher
  • The Wallop King
  • DJ Mister Cee
Born (1966-08-17) August 17, 1966 (age 55)
New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Disc jockey
  • record executive
  • radio personality
  • broadcaster
Years active1988–present
Associated acts

BiographyEdit

LeBrun was born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. In his high school, he met rapper Big Daddy Kane. After graduation, he worked for several messenger companies, including Airborne Express, until he and Big Daddy Kane released Kane's 1988 debut album, Long Live the Kane.[2]

In the early 1990s, Mister Cee discovered rapper the Notorious B.I.G., otherwise known as Biggie Smalls. Also, Mister Cee helped develop for Tropical Fantasy soda a new flavor, "Island Punch Finisher".[3] And in 2008, the video game Grand Theft Auto IV featured a realistic Mister Cee character on a rap radio station, "102.7, the Beat".

In real life, his sexuality entered public debate after his repeated arrests for soliciting prostitution from transwomen.[4][5] Challenged by his radio cohost Ebro Darden, he was partly secretive, but denied being gay.[4][5] The controversy persisted until he acknowledged that while not seeking sex with transwomen, he has sought such oral sex.[4][6]

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.hot97.com/airstaff/mistercee.aspx Archived October 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Mr. Magic and Mister Cee – 1995". 1995.
  3. ^ "Mister Cee". HOT 97 – Where Hip Hop Lives.
  4. ^ a b c Zach Baron, "The secret double life of Mister Cee, hip hop's most beloved DJ", GQ.com, Condé Nast, January 21, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee takes to airwaves after arrest: 'I am not gay'". MTV News.
  6. ^ "Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee: I'm 'absolutely not' gay". NY Daily News.

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