The literally one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which you are probably sick of hearing about by now, was the source of much controversy and vitriol even from members of the group itself when it fell into the hands of pharmaceutical industry villain Martin Shkreli. Now, he’s put the album up on eBay. If you can stomach it, here’s an excerpt of his product description that would seem to sum up his attitude towards the entire enterprise:
“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.”