Wu-Tang Clan’s Secret Album ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ Currently for Sale on eBay
If you recall, Shkreli bought the album back in 2015 for a whopping $2 million. The 31-song project features production by Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh and verses from every member of the Wu. The collection includes a 174-page manuscript featuring lyrics, credits and back stories on the production of each song, all printed on special parchment paper and stitched into a premium leather book.
In the description, Shkreli writes in part: "This is the one and only Wu-Tang album. 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," he continues. "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."
Although Shkreli claims he's not selling the Wu album to "raise cash," we must mention that he was found guilty on three counts of security fraud. So, it wouldn't be strange if he needed the money to pay his attorney fees.
Nevertheless, if someone does get to purchase this secretive Wu album, we hope that the buyer will make the songs available for people to stream online.
You can read Martin Shkreli's eBay listing here.