Martin Shkreli is Selling Wu-Tang’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ On eBay
Now the pharmaceutical executive — who was recently convicted of fraud and conspiracy and faces up to 20 years — is selling the one-off album on eBay.
Here’s how he describes it:
This is the one and only Wu-Tang album.
I decided to purchase this album as a gift to the Wu-Tang Clan for their tremendous musical output. Instead I received scorn from at least one of their (least-intelligent) members, and the world at large failed to see my purpose of putting a serious value behind music. I will be curious to see if the world values music nearly as much as I have. I have donated to many rock bands and rappers over the years to ensure they can continue to produce their art when few others would.
At any time I may cancel this sale and I may even break this album in frustration. I will donate half of the sale proceeds to medical research. I am not selling to raise cash–my companies and I have record amounts of cash on hand. I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear.
Upon sale, I will represent & warranty any copies of the music I have will be destroyed. I have not carefully listened to the album, which is a double CD. There is also a finely crafted booklet which you can read about elsewhere. I will pay legal expenses for the buyer up to $25,000 to ensure the final purchase details are mutually agreeable.
As of post, the bidding had reached $100,000, with nine days left.
At that price, you would think RZA would jump in a try to get his project back.
It also makes you wonder if Shkreli will put Carter V — which he also has a copy of — up for sale.