Wu-Tang fans are a breed uniquely familiar with disappointment, and they got a huge dose when it was revealed that Martin Shkreli, a pharmaceutical executive notorious for jacking up the price of an AIDS drug, had bought Wu-Tang's unique one-of-a-kind record Once Upon A Time In Shaolin for $2 million (Shkreli was recently arrested for securities fraud).
In a new interview with Bloomberg TV, Wu-Tang co-founder RZA seemed unperturbed that he had sold such a large part of his group's legacy, indeed of himself, to such an unambiguously monstrous person. “I can never discriminate - If the most greatest man in the world was the one who wanted to possess it, it would have been his objective. If my enemy came to an auction and said 'Yo, I want that picture of RZA just to throw darts at it' I would auction it.”
It's worth noting that the record sale's contract includes a heist clause stipulating that the Clan and actor Bill Murray could steal the record back whenever they wanted at any time, consequence free.
RZA did reveal his hopes that Skreli would be generous with the record: ”He has the power to do something really cool. If he wants to be philanthropic, he could do something that allows more people to hear the record.” Someone remind RZA who this guy is.