|Birth name||Calvin LeBrun|
|Also known as||The Finisher/The Wallop King|
August 17, 1966 |
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
|Origin||New York City|
|Instruments||Keyboards, Percussion, Sampler, Turntable|
|Years active||1988 - present|
|Associated acts||Big Daddy Kane, Notorious B.I.G.|
Calvin LeBrun better known as Mister Cee or DJ Mister Cee, is an American hip hop DJ, and a former radio personality on New York's Hot 97 FM, and a respected record producer. LeBrun is best known as the DJ for hip hop artist Big Daddy Kane during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also served as an associate executive producer for the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, Ready to Die (1994). He has also developed and endorsed a variant of the Tropical Fantasy soft drink, which he named "Island Punch Finisher".
LeBrun was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. He started working summer jobs at age 14, and graduated from high school at 18, where he met Big Daddy Kane. After graduation he worked for several messenger companies. He worked for Airborne Express up until he and Big Daddy Kane released the album Long Live the Kane (1988). In 2008, Mister Cee was featured as himself on the hip-hop radio station "102.7 The Beat" in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV.
On March 30, 2011, Mister Cee was arrested after police officers allegedly caught him in a sexual act in Lower Manhattan with another man in the wee hours of the morning. According to the criminal complaint filed by Officer Lindsay Agard, Cee was caught with his “exposed, naked and erect penis” in the mouth of a man by the name of Lawrence Campbell. Campbell, who goes by the moniker Brookle-Lynne Pinklady on his Facebook page, was found with his “mouth and lips in an up-and-down motion consistent with oral sex.”
On May 2, 2013, Mister Cee was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover cop posing as a prostitute in Brooklyn. Many outlets reporting on the incident indicated that the undercover officer was male. Mister Cee addressed the arrest on his radio show, asserting that he is not gay and that the undercover officer was female.
On September 11, 2013, Mister Cee announced his resignation from Hot 97, after an audio recording surfaced where he can allegedly be heard soliciting a male prostitute, but he later decided to not resign.
Selected production credits
- Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994), associate producer
- Notorious B.I.G. - "Best of Biggie Smalls" (1995), producer (Mixtape)
- "Mr. Magic and Mister Cee - 1995". 1995.
- Markman, Rob (May 6, 2013). "Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee Takes To Airwaves After Arrest: 'I Am Not Gay'". MTV.
- Langhorne, Cyrus (May 6, 2013). "Mister Cee Breaks Silence On Prostitute Busts, Reveals His Sexuality". SOHH.com.
- Alexis, Nadeska (September 11, 2013). "Mister Cee's Emotional On-Air Resignation: 'I Knew This Day Would Come'". MTV.com. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved September 11, 2013.