Martin Shkreli, the villainous pharmaceutical executive who infamously hiked up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill, has listed his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan record, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, on Ebay.
If you recall, the human manifestation of the Brain bought the one-of-a-kind record, which, after completion, was placed in a vault in Morocco, for $2 million, before getting into an ongoing feud with Ghostface Killah, who implored him to release the record. Just last month, Shkreli was found guilty on two counts of security fraud and one count of conspiracy (he was found not guilty on five other counts).
As of this writing, the price is up to $200,100. According to the Ebay posting, Shkreli plans to donate half of the proceeds to “medical research.” Although, he also mentions that he may just break it in frustration. He fucking would.
Needless to say, Wu-Tang Clan's stunt, which attempted to prove a point about the monetary and experiential value of music in the Spotify era, was a failure of epic, tragicomic proportions. Here's hoping a benevolent rich person will purchase the record and release it to the masses, so this whole mess can be over and we can just listen to the damn thing.