Jasmine Dumile, widow of DOOM, claims that music exec Eothen “Egon” Alapatt of Now-Again Records will not return the rapper’s rhyme books.
Jasmin Dumile, wife of the late-MF DOOM says that the Madvillainy rapper’s rhyme books are being held by music executive Eothen “Egon” Alapatt. In a statement released to Complex, Dumile claims that the documents are being held by Alapatt nearly two years after DOOM’s passing in October 2020, and 20 years after DOOM and Alapatt met while the latter was general manager of Stones Throw Records.
“We can confirm Eothen ‘Egon’ Alapatt is illegally in possession of rhyme books owned by MF DOOM,” Dumile stated. “There have been many unsuccessful attempts to get these back prior to DOOM’s passing. We had hoped after DOOM transitioned Egon would do the right thing and return the books to the family but he has continued to ignore these requests. Unfortunately, Egon is not the only former associate abusing the likeness, art and life’s work of DOOM, more will be said at the appropriate time.”
Dumile’s statement comes one week after Talib Kweli alleged that Alapatt took advantage of DOOM and other artists, along with attempting to halt the release of Black Star’s latest album No Fear of Time.
“Today all I want to know is why Egon stole MF DOOM rhyme book and refuses to give it back to DOOM family, even after MF DOOM passed away,” Kweli wrote. “MF DOOM officiated this mans wedding FOR FREE, but then later stopped rocking with him because of his devil ways. Someone tag nowagain and asking Egon why he stole MF DOOM rhyme book, he got me blocked. The era of the culture vulture is OVER.”
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We have reached out to Egon for comment.