SiriusXM Remembers DJ Mister Cee with a Special Tribute Show

The legendary hip-hop DJ and radio personality passed away at 57.

Matt Simeone
April 10, 2024

Mister Cee, the legendary hip-hop DJ and beloved host of “The Set It Off Show” on LL COOL J’s Rock the Bells Radio, passed away. He was 57.

Join Rock the Bells Radio in honoring Mister Cee throughout the day, including during Torae’s live tribute show tonight (April 10) at 9pm ET. Rock the Bells Radio is available on the SiriusXM app and radios with a subscription or free three-month trial.

From working with Big Daddy Kane to discovering Biggie

Born Calvin LeBrun in Brooklyn in 1966, Mister Cee met soon-to-be hip-hop phenom Big Daddy Kane in high school, before being the DJ on Kane’s 1988 debut album, “Long Live the Kane.”

Mister Cee worked with several other hip-hop icons as well – including the Notorious B.I.G, when Mister Cee created the demo tape that led Biggie to sign with Bad Boy Records and co-produced the groundbreaking “Ready to Die album” (1994).

Over the years, the DJ icon was also an influential radio personality, working for Hot 97, RADIO 103.9, and Rock the Bells Radio. On his Rock the Bells Radio show, “The Set It Off Show,” Mister Cee mixed classic & timeless hip-hop songs from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’2000s every Monday-Thursday from 10pm-12am ET on channel 43.

Remembrances from 50 Cent, Preemo, and more

“I’m heartbroken,” MC Lyte wrote on social media. “Wasn’t expecting this at all [teary face emoji]. God Bless his soul. Mister Cee. Rest in power & peace!!”

Check out more remembrances from hip-hop legends below, including by 50 Cent and DJ Premier.