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Missing Persons in Family Files Report for Theophilus London: NPR

Singer Theophilus London attends The Shops at Target Event at the IAC Building on May 1, 2012 in New York. The London family has filed a missing persons report with the LAPD and is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

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Singer Theophilus London attends The Shops at Target Event at the IAC Building on May 1, 2012 in New York. The London family has filed a missing persons report with the LAPD and is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

Evan Agostini / AP

LOS ANGELES — The family of rapper Theophilus London filed a missing persons report with the Los Angeles Police Department this week and asked for the public’s help, saying he had not been seen in months.

London’s family and friends believe someone last spoke to the musician in July in Los Angeles, according to the family’s statement released Wednesday from Secretly, a music group that has worked with London.

The statement said London’s relatives have been trying to establish his whereabouts for the past few weeks and filed a police report earlier this week.

Officer Annie Moran, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, confirmed Wednesday that a London-specific report was taken. A ministry press release said London was last seen in the Skid Row area on October 15, and that his family had lost all contact with him.

“Theo, your dad loves you, son,” his father, Larry Moses London, said in the family statement. “We miss you. All your friends and relatives are looking for you. Wherever you are, send us some signs. No matter what, we’ll come for you, son.”

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London posted prolifically on Instagram, but his most recent post also came in July.

The 35-year-old London was born in Trinidad and Tobago and later grew up in the Brooklyn borough of New York. nominated for 2016 Grammy for Best Rap Performance For a featured spot alongside Paul McCartney on Kanye West’s “All Day.”

London has frequently collaborated with the artist now known as Ye, who produced and hosted 2014’s “Vibes”. London often posts updates on Ye’s “Donda” and “Donda 2” on Instagram, even saying he’s been “promoted to handle media duties” on behalf of Ye for the month of February.

London himself has released three studio albums — 2011’s “Timez Are Weird These Days” and 2020’s “Vibes” and “Babey.” He was most recently a featured artist on Young Franco’s “Get Your Money,” released last September — before A month since he last saw him.

While “Vibes” was a Warner Records release, “Baby” was released on London’s My Bebey Records label.

“I wanted to see what it was like to have a family, the feeling of owning a piece of land, building a house on my land, instead of sleeping in a hotel for the rest of my life,” he told the assembly from branching out on its own in 2020.