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Big Daddy Kane Freestyles Raw, Uncut & With A Chip On His Legendary Shoulders (Video)

This Wednesday (June 20), Big Daddy Kane is performing a free concert in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. The living legend of the microphone is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his debut album, Long Live The Kane. In an era when records are shorter and appear to be more... Read more

Big Daddy Kane Details Recording This 1988 Mixtape Collabo With JAY-Z (Video)

Big Daddy Kane and DJ Mister Cee have been performing and recording together for more than 30 years. The two Brooklyn, New York natives appear together on Funkmaster Flex's I Got A Story To Tell series. For more than an hour, one of the greatest MCs of all time revisits... Read more

20 Years Later Here Are So Many Things About Biggie Smalls You Didn’t Know

Twenty years ago today (March 9, 1997), Hip-Hop lost a true king when Biggie Smalls died. The MC also known as The Notorious B.I.G. had risen to form in less than five years, after making early appearances beside Heavy D, Mary J. Blige, and Super Cat. By the time Biggie... Read more

New Edition’s Story Of Growth & Evolution Is Told Through This Mister Cee Mix

Last month, New Edition was the talk of television, thanks to a three-night film chronicling their beginnings, meteoric rise, and current state of the group. In conjunction with The New Edition Story, an offshoot of the group, Bell Biv DeVoe also released their first album in more than 15 years.... Read more

Dr. Dre’s The Chronic vs. The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die. Which Is Better?

Last September, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: what is the greatest Rap Album Of All-Time? “Finding The GOAT Album” has considered more than 120 albums from the 80s, 90s and 2000s (40 in each), with options for... Read more

Mister Cee Explains Why Biggie’s “Ready To Die” Sounds Like 2 Different Albums

This morning (March 9), Brooklyn, New York DJ/producer/radio personality Mister Cee appeared on Sway In The Morning. On the 19th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s tragic (and unsolved) murder, Cee recalled his hand in turning a street-corner MC into arguably Rap's greatest ever. Beginning the interview, Mister Cee recalls friend... Read more

Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live The Kane vs. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s Road To The Riches. What Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Ever Hear The 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn? It’s Widely Considered To Be Rap’s Greatest Tape (Mixtape)

1997 was an interesting year for Hip-Hop, especially as far as New York City was concerned. Tragically, The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered just months into the new year, throwing a dark cloud and massive vacancy in the hearts, souls, and earphones of many. Additionally, the part of Biggie's music that... Read more

DJ Mister Cee Mix Will Rocks a Free-Form Mix for True Music Lovers (Audio)

No longer at his afternoon post at HOT 97, DJ Mister Cee is in transition. The iconic DJ for Big Daddy Kane, mentor to The Notorious B.I.G., and mainstay at tri-state radio reportedly left the signal to maintain his beliefs of what should be played, when, and not conforming to... Read more

Method Man, Diddy, Funkmaster Flex, Red Alert & Mister Cee Reflect on Ready to Die (Video)

September 13th marked the 20th Anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic album, Ready to Die. Method Man, Diddy, Mister Cee, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Red Alert reflected on the album, 20 years later. Meth speaks on being the only guest on the album and the subterfuge required for him to... Read more

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Earliest Mentor, DJ Mister Cee Laid Down A Biggie Birthday Mix (Audio)

Before Puff Daddy, before Heavy D, before even Easy Mo Bee, it was DJ Mister Cee who took musical interest in a young Christopher Wallace. Mister Cee was a Brooklyn big-shot back in 1992, known as a fixture for DJ'ing and producing for Big Daddy Kane and others, as part... Read more

With A LOX Album Brewing, Mister Cee Honors Styles, Jadakiss & Sheek With A Best Of Mix (Audio)

From his ties to Bad Boy Records as well as HOT 97, Mister Cee had a bird's eye view of The LOX's rise to prominence throughout the late '90s. The trio of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P have only released two studio full-lengths, but like their Diplomats homies, rumors... Read more

DJ Marley Marl Details What Started the Wars Between BDP & The Juice Crew (Video)

DJ Marley Marl has been speaking about the early days of Hip-Hop, lately. He recently sat down on The Juan Epstein show, as well as with Mister Cee, and spoke on everything from working with artists like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap and LL Cool J, to how the... Read more

RIP Big Pun. Here’s Mister Cee’s 2014 Tribute Mix (Audio)

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the day Big Pun passed away. Here's a new tribute mix celebrating the life and legacy of the big man, courtesy of Mister Cee. Check out the stream and download below. Related: Here’s a Rare Demo Version of Big Pun’s Still Not a Player... Read more

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley. Here’s a Mix Celebrating His Life & Legacy (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley who would have celebrated his 69th birthday today. Here's a tribute mix from Mister Cee celebrating the life and legacy of one of the world's biggest icons. It includes music from Marley, as well as name checks from some of the Hip-Hop artists he's influenced.... Read more

Mister Cee Opens Up To GQ, Says That Biggie Smalls Would Have Stood By Him

This is a week for the Heads that love to read. Following this week's Kanye West and Steve McQueen conversation in Interview magazine, GQ pulls out the big guns with Mister Cee in a story that's been in the works for almost four months. After the on-air discussion with HOT... Read more

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. Here’s Mister Cee’s Baby Girl Bday Mix (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. Here's a mix by Mister Cee celebrating her life and music. Related: Aaliyah Video Tribute (Playlist)... Read more

Jaz-O, Mister Cee, Bobbito Appear In New Unauthorized Jay Z Documentary (Video)

A trailer has been released to A Genius Leaves The Hood, The Unauthorized Story Of Jay Z. Not at all endorsed by Jay or Roc Nation, the film features some folks close to Hova's career. Included are early mentor Jaz-O, mixtape DJ and radio personality Mister Cee, as well as... Read more

Mister Cee Honors Jay Z With A 44th Birthday Mix (Audio)

All fans of The Black Album know that December 4th means Shawn Carter's birthday. Today, Jay Z celebrates 44 years on the planet, since being born in the P.L.A.N.E.T. Longtime friend and affiliate since the Big Daddy Kane days, DJ Mister Cee, honored H-O-V via HOT 97 airwaves with a... Read more

Mister Cee Drops A 10th Anniversary Black Album Mix (Audio)

Mister Cee was one of the earliest DJs to compile the work of a young Shawn Carter and let everybody know to take notice. In the tradition of Best Of Biggie, Best Of Redman, and Best Of Mobb Deep, Big Daddy Kane's longtime DJ grabbed those early freestyles and guest... Read more

Mister Cee Pays Tribute to Heavy D with a Mix (Audio)

Rest in peace to Heavy D who passed away 2 years ago today. Mister Cee paid tribute to the Overweight Lover with a mix which you can stream and download below. Related: A mix and video playlist to celebrate the life of Heavy D (Mixtape & Video Playlist)... Read more

Mister Cee Pays Tribute to Jam Master Jay with a Mix (Mixtape)

As has become customary on the anniversary of the loss of Hip-Hop icons, Mister Cee has put together a mix celebrating the legacy of Jam Master Jay. You can stream and download the collection of Run-D.M.C. classics below. Related: EPMD’s DJ Scratch Speaks About His Friend and Mentor Jam Master... Read more

Mister Cee’s Eminem Birthday Mix

In case Eminem's recent lyrical assault on the track "Rap God" didn't fully remind you of his prowess on the mic, Mister Cee of New York's Hot 97 has provided yet another refresher course. In honor of Slim Shady turning 41 years of age, Mister Cee put together an ill... Read more

Mister Cee – 2Pac Tribute Mix

Mister Cee is back doing what he does best: mixing great music. With that comes what has become his tradition of making mixes that pay tribute to Lost Legends. Here's Cee's tribute to 2Pac from earlier today, the 17th anniversary of Pac's death. Related: A Look at 17-year Old Tupac... Read more

Mister Cee Speaks Openly About His Sexuality & The Recent Controversy He Has Faced (Audio)

We heard Peter Rosenberg's views on Mister Cee earlier. Now, the man himself addresses his fans. Mister Cee speaks openly, candidly and emotionally about his sexuality, the troubles he's faced and the impact it has had on him and his family. Related: Peter Rosenberg Speaks in Support of Mister Cee... Read more

Peter Rosenberg Speaks in Support of Mister Cee (Video)

After 20 years, Mister Cee (legendary DJ to Big Daddy Kane) resigned from NYC's Hot 97 amid a swirl of controversy around his sexuality.  Today, he came on the Hot 97 morning show and openly addressed the issues.  Peter Rosenberg spoke in support of his former colleague. Check out the... Read more

Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Mix (Audio)

Salute to Biggie Smalls. He would have been 41 today. To celebrate his life, Mister Cee did a Notorious B.I.G. tribute mix. You can listen to it below. Related: DJ Finesse – B.I.G. over Premier (Biggie Tribute Blend Mix)... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Blackstreet & Dru Hill

Mister Cee smoothed it out on the R&B tip for this week's throwback Tuesday. You can listen to and download the best of Blackstreet and Dru Hill below. Related: Mister Cee – Best of TLC & Total Mix (Audio)... Read more

Guru – Moment of Truth (Video) + Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Audio)

Here's more love for Guru on the 3rd anniversary of his passing. First up is an amazing short film that is previously unreleased. It features never before seen interview and performance footage as well as some really inspiring moments of Guru speaking to students in a school. Next, is Mister... Read more

Mister Cee – Nate Dogg Tribute Mix

We're keeping the love for Nate Dogg going. Here's a tribute mix Mister Cee did dedicated to him today. You can listen to and download it below. Related: AFH: Nate Dogg Tribute (Playlist)... Read more

Mister Cee – Best of TLC & Total Mix

Mister Cee focused this week's "Best Of" mix on the sexy sounds of TLC and Total. If you like that 90's R&B, you do not want to miss this... Listen to and download the mix below. Related: Mister Cee – The Best of EPMD Mix... Read more

Hot 97 Biggie Tribute: Mister Cee, Lil Cease, Joell Ortiz, Maino, Joey Bada$$, Uncle Murda & Fred the Godson (Video)

Hot 97 and Mister Cee put together a Cypher in the style of The Backroom as a tribute to B.I.G. It features Lil Cease, Joell Ortiz, Maino, Joey Bada$$, Uncle Murda and Fred the Godson going in over the Who Shot Ya track, with Mister Cee on the wheels. Check... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of EPMD Mix

This week, Mister Cee dedicated his "Best Of" mix to the music of the one and only EPMD. You can listen to the entire mix below. Press play and "relax your mind, let your conscience be free..." Related: EPMD – Unsung (Video)... Read more

Mister Cee – Big Pun Tribute Mix

Today is the 13th anniversary of Big Pun's untimely passing. As has become tradition, Mister Cee did a mix celebrating Pun's life and music. You can listen to and download the mix below. Related: Mister Cee's 2012 Big Pun Tribute Mix (Audio)... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Ghostface Killah & Raekwon (Mix)

Mister Cee's Best of Tuesdays mix featured the music of Ghostface Killah & Raekwon today. You can listen to and download the entire mix below. Props: 2DBZ Related: Mister Cee – The Best of Redman and Method Man Mix... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Redman and Method Man Mix

Mister Cee's Best of Tuesday mixes return with a BANG. First off in 2013? The best of Method Man and Redman. You can listen to the entire mix below. Related: Redman – White People Are Rioting (Prod. Erick Sermon) (Video)... Read more

A birthday salute to Jay-Z: Mister Cee Mix (Audio) & Where I’m From Documentary (Video)

Salute to Jay-Z who turned 43 today. Here's a Mister Cee Jay-Z birthday mix as well as a documentary that gives a behind the scenes look at the creation of Jay-Z's recent 8-night stand in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. Related: Jay-Z – From Marcy to Barclays (Video) Props: 2DBZ... Read more

Mister Cee’s ODB Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Today is the 8th anniversary of the day we lost Ol' Dirty Bastard and Thursday 11/15 would have been his birthday. Here's Mister Cee's tribute mix celebrating the life of ODB. Props: 2DBZ Related: Raekwon performs Shimmy Shimmy Ya + C.R.E.A.M. Live (Video)... Read more

Happy Birthday Big Pun

Salute to Big Pun who would have turned 41 today. Below is the tribute mix Mister Cee did earlier in the year to celebrate the life of the big man. Related: A look at the legacy of Loud Records... Read more

A mix and video playlist to celebrate the life of Heavy D (Mixtape & Video Playlist)

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the day we lost Heavy D. As has become customary on the anniversary of these losses, Mister Cee did a tribute mix celebrating the life and music of the Overweight Lover. You can listen to and download the mix (props to 2DBZ) and also... Read more

Mister Cee’s Best of Black Star Mix (Mixtape) + Talib Kweli – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

Here's something (actually 2 things) for the Black Star lovers out there. First is Mister Cee's Best of Black Star Mix. Also, Talib Kweli kicks a rhyme off the top on Toca Tuesdays Freestyle and has fun with it. Check out the mixtape and the video below. Related: Talib Kweli... Read more

Mister Cee – Best Of Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh (Mixtape)

Mister Cee goes way back on his latest Best Of mix. This week, he tackles the music of Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. You can listen to and download the entire mix below. And it goes a little somethin' like this...Related: Mister Cee - The Best of Bad Boy... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of LL Cool J (Mix)

The latest in Mister Cee's Best of Tuesday mixes celebrates the music of James Todd Smith. Check out the Best of LL Cool J mix below. Related: Mister Cee – Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas Mix (Mixtape)... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Ruff Ryders Mix (Mixtape)

Here's the 2nd installment of Mister Cee's Best of Tuesdays mixes. This week he brings an hour long mix of the best of Ruff Ryders. You can listen to and download the entire mix below. Related: Mister Cee - The Best of Bad Boy Mix (Mixtape) Click here to download... Read more

Mister Cee’s 2Pac Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

16 years. That's how long it's been since we lost 2Pac on that terrible Friday the 13th. As has become his custom on these days, Mister Cee dropped a mix on NYC's Hot 97 to celebrate Pac's LIFE. You can listen to the entire mix below. Related: 2Pac video playlist... Read more

Mister Cee – Best of Bad Boy Records (Mixtape)

Hot 97's Mister Cee is starting a new weekly series he creates "Best of Tuesday" mixes. He kicks it off with a 1-hour long mix of hits from Bad Boy Records. You know the names: Biggie, Craig Mack, The Lox, Total, 112...You can listen to and download the entire mix... Read more

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Happy birthday to the King of Pop. As has become his custom on meaningful dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee did a tribute mix. You can listen to the whole thing below. Related: DJ Jazzy Jeff's Micheal Jackson Tribute (Mixtape)... Read more

Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix

Here's some more Michael Jackson love on the anniversary of his death. As has become customary on these dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee celebrates MJ's life with a tribute mix. You can listen to the whole thing below. Related: Michael Jackson Video Playlist and DJ Jazzy Jeff Tribute Mix... Read more