Bill Murray Can't Steal Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album After All
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:59:45
Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who made news by jacking up the price on cancer/AIDS medication from $13.50 to $750 - per pill, is at it again, and this time he's keeping everything for himself. The frequently maligned executive has personally purchased Wu-Tang Clan's exclusive double-album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a reported $2 million, with the caveat that he must keep the music under wraps for 88 years.
Shkreil, a Brooklyn native, is reportedly a big fan of the Wu-Tang Clan, but not so much as to have listened to the album yet - apparently, he's saving it for a special occasion. Hopefully, we'll all get a chance to hear some of these hidden tracks if the group decides to tour in the future. For the entire story, check out TMZ.
Unfortunately, initial reports claiming that Bill Murray was legally allowed to attempt to steal the album back from Shkreil have proven false. The fib grabbed headlines, managing to fool a variety of news outlets, but there's still some good news we can all be happy to hear: RZA has announced that WU-Tang will be donating a large portion of the album's profits to charity. The hip hop group made the decision after finding out that Shkreil had been the purchaser of the album, according to a report at SFGate.com.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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