Martin Shkreli Previews New Wu-Tang Clan Music Following Trump Victory
In late October, Martin Shkreli, the exclusive owner of the $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, said that if Donald Trump won the presidential election he would release some of his never-before-heard music library, including that Wu-Tang album, and following Trump's victory Tuesday evening (Nov. 9), the pharmaceutical businessman has begun previewing some of that music.
In the above video, Shkreli looks as smug as ever sipping from a Coke can as Ghostface raps about "the 36 chambers of death" on the album intro. It's hard to miss, as the video zooms in, that there is a Bernie 2016 bumper sticker behind Shkreli.
Below, meanwhile, Method Man can be heard rapping on what can be presumed to be the second track from the album. The comments responding to Shkreli's preview range from calling it a silver lining and praising the new sounds, to criticizing his role in all of it. The track starts with what amounts to standard Wu-Tang bars, "Custom made blade I swing/Heads roll in the trench, so the peoples they name I king," overheard as the song plays.
In months past, Shkreli has beefed with Ghostface Killah, telling The Breakfast Club that he would smack the rapper were he there in-studio. In January, the RZA said that as the rightful owner, Shkreli could do whatever he wanted with the album, which at one point included destroying it.
Listen to previews of the album above and below.
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