Martin Shkreli Puts Wu-Tang Clan’s 'Once Upon A Time' Album Up For Sale On eBay
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Convicted criminal Martin Shkreli is currently selling the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
Shkreli bought the LP in 2015 for $2 million, but he's now trying to auction it off on eBay. As of press time, the highest bid for the Wu album is $74,500.
"I donated $2 million to Wu-Tang,” said Shkreli in an interview earlier this summer. “I got a mixtape in return. It was a wonderful investment."
It looks very unlikely that Shkreli will get anywhere close to the amount he originally paid for Once Upon a Time. Interested customers have 9 days left to bid on the item.
The pharmaceutical executive wrote on eBay:
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.