Tragedy Strikes Will Smith Again DJ Jazzy Jeff MENTOR Scott Kalvert DEAD At 49

Scott Kalvert, the man who helmed “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” the 1988 pop hit by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince that launched the career of Will Smith has died of an apparent suicide. He was 49.Scott-Kalvert__140308040120-275x348

Scott Kalvert, who went from helming music videos to the features The Basketball Diaries and Deuces Wild, has died. He was 49. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said it is investigating his death as a suicide but provided no other details. Kalvert had a knack for working with unknown acts who would go on to become huge stars. He started in the music video business, hitting pay dirt with his first project: “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” a 1988 pop hit by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince that launched the career of Will Smith. Continue reading