Once Upon a Time in Shaolin è l’album del Wu-Tang Clan che Martin Shkreli aveva acquistato per la cifra di 2 milioni di dollari nel Dicembre del 2015.
Bene, pare che Shkreli abbia messo in vendita la sua copia su eBay e che adesso sia a quota $100,500.50 a 9 giorni dalla chiusura dell’asta.
Di seguito il motivo per cui Martin ha messo in vendita l’album:
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.