Martin Shkreli Releases Parts Of Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album
One unexpected boon of Trump’s smash and grab of the electoral college Tuesday night is that pharma villain Martin Shkreli has been given a chance to fulfill an old promise. The beleaguered former CEO and hedge funder snatched up the only produced copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s secretly recorded double album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, last year for $2 million, then promised that if Trump wins, he’d release it. And he has.
In September of last year, Shkreli, then CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, hit the near maximum of white collar human notoriety possible when he price gouged the drug Daraprim, an antiparasitic critical for AIDS patients, by some 5,400 percent, sending it from $13.50 a pill to $750. By December he would be arrested for securities fraud, but somewhere in between, he managed to plunk down $2 million dollars for Shaolin at auction. – READ MORE