Place your bid on a piece of hip-hop history.
The Wu-Tang Clan made headlines in December 2015 when they announced they’d be selling a single copy of their unreleased album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.” Infamous pharmaceutical shit-bag Martin Shkreli bought the album for $2 million dollars, kickstarting his public demise.
After being convicted on three counts of fraud & conspiracy, Shkreli has listed the Wu Tang album for auction on eBay, describing it as a “Rare CD.” The auction will last for ten days and is currently sitting at a top bid of $97,500.
Here’s the full description from Martin Shkreli’s listing:
“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.”
Click here to visit the eBay listing for “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”