Buyer of Wu-Tang Clan's $2million album is 'hated' pharmaceutical entrepreneur who jacked up AIDS pill price by 5,000%... and he hasn't even listened to it
When Wu-Tang Clan revealed their latest, most-anticipated album would be sold to the highest bidder, the music world waited to see find out the identity of the lucky investor.
The rap collective's record went for an astonishing $2million, the most expensive in history.
And now the identity of the buyer has been revealed - and he is the man branded the 'most hated in America' just two months ago.
He is the controversial pharmacist who hiked the price of a life-saving Aids drug by 5,500 per cent just so he could turn a profit.
Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, sparked a furious backlash in September when he raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a pill.
Once Upon A Time In Shaolin has been hidden away in a vault in Marrakesh for the last six years. The Staten Island rap group is selling the highly anticipated project to a buyer for millions of dollars. Whoever purchases the album won’t be allowed to release it commercially, or without Wu-Tang’s permission, The Guardian reports.
1. Entrance (Intro) (1:57)
2. Rivals (4:12)
3. Staple Town Pt. 1 (Interlude) (0:44)
4. Ethiopia (7:55)
5. Handkerchief (0:49)
6. Staple Town Pt. 2 (Interlude) (1:10)
7. The Pillage of ’88 (6:52)
8. Centipedes (7:14)
9. The Widow’s Tear (3:55)
10. Sorrow (5:45)
1. Sustenance (Intro) (0:43)
2. Lions (6:08)
3. Since Time Immemorial (2:32)
4. The Slaughter Mill (6:31)
5. The Brute (3:24)
6. Iqra (7:23)
7. Flowers (5:49)
8. Poisoned Earth (4:34)
9. Shaolin (6:14)
10. Freedom [Interlude] (2:25)
11. The Sword Chamber (4:05)
12. Unique (2:32)
13. The Bloody Page (5:09)
14. The Saga Continuous (6:58)
15. Salaam (Outro) (1:31)
16. Shaolin Soul [Exit] (3:41)
For the Wu-Tang Clan fans who may feel disgusted by his purchase, Shrekli had a message for them.
'At the end of the day, they didn’t buy the last album or the one before that, and all they had to pay was $10.'