Trump Won, So Martin Shkreli Is Sharing His Wu-Tang Album
He bought the only copy of 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' last year
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2016 1:33 PM CST
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Martin Shkreli listens to a never-before-heard Wu-Tang song after Donald Trump's victory.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Well, it seems Donald Trump isn't going anywhere. Also not going anywhere: Martin Shkreli, who took the opportunity of Trump's victory to release some unheard Wu-Tang tracks. As part of his national troll tour, Complex reports the infamous pharma bro bought the only existing copy of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million. Shkreli openly mused about destroying the record so no one could hear it, then got into a fight with RZA and Ghostface Killah over it. Eventually, he promised to release it if Trump was elected, according to Pitchfork.

Surprisingly true to his word, Shkreli started live-streaming himself listening to snippets from Once Upon a Time in Shaolin just hours after Trump's victory, Cnet reports. Three clips are available to watch here, here, and here. Shkreli says he didn't actually expect Trump (who he may or may not have endorsed) to win. He says he now needs to negotiate with the Wu-Tang Clan in order to release the album in any real way. The contract for purchasing Once Upon a Time in Shaolin reportedly prohibits the buyer from sharing it for 88 years.
 

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