"The Finisher" DJ Mister Cee spins at S.O.B.'s on May 21, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The Hip Hop community is grieving the passing of DJ Mister Cee (real name Calvin LeBrun), a New York icon who died at the age of 57.

Born and raised in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, Mister Cee leaves behind a legacy spanning decades.

Mister Cee’s career was woven into the fabric of Hip Hop.

He served as the official DJ for Big Daddy Kane, witnessing firsthand the rise of The Juice Crew.

He played a vital role in the growth of New York’s legendary radio station Hot 97, and his influence extended to discovering one of the genre’s most influential figures: The Notorious B.I.G.

Mister Cee wasn’t just a witness to history; he was a driving force.

From spinning tracks to discovering talent, he actively shaped the sound and trajectory of Hip Hop.

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His passing leaves a void in the community, and his contributions will undoubtedly be remembered.

The news of Mister Cee’s death has sent shockwaves through the Hip Hop world.

Many artists, fans, and fellow DJs have expressed their condolences and shared memories of this influential figure.

Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 took to Twitter writing, “We have lost the iconic Mister Cee. I listened to him yesterday and am in complete shock. He was a dear friend to all of us, a wonderful man, and one of the most important and impactful DJs of all time. I love you Cee.”

MC Lyte took to Instagram writing, “I’m heartbroken. Wasn’t expecting this at all 😢. God Bless his soul. Mister Cee 🖤Rest in power & peace!! 🙏🏽🖤”

Ed Lover wrote, “My heart is broken! All that knew him loved him! Take the music to heaven and put the Wallop down! Rest in Peace @djmistercee

See more social media posts and reactions to the news of DJ Mister Cee’s passing below. 

Mister Cee’s legacy will continue to inspire generations of DJs and music lovers.

His impact on Hip Hop is undeniable, and his absence will be deeply felt.

I extend my sincerest condolences and prayers to all who knew, loved, and cherished Mister Cee.

May he rest in peace.

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