Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently dished on how much of a Wu-Tang Clan fan he is and why he wants to hear the group’s recently sold $2 million Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album.
Ricky Rozay said he would even consider trying to get the album from Wu leader RZA.
“I want that f*cking album! I’m a Wu-Tang fan. If I gotta buy it back from RZA and bootleg it for the people, I’ll do it — just for me and the real Wu-Tang fans that still put “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit” in rotation when they want to pop sh*t.” (Rolling Stone)
Recently, RZA revealed he almost reached out to album owner Martin Shkreli after learning about his FBI arrest last month.
“He bought it, he can do what he wants,” RZA said in an interview with Bloomberg TV’s John Heilemann on the program “With All Due Respect.” “Art — the beautiful thing about art, from my standpoint, is that it has no discrimination.” Despite some of the rapper’s criticisms of Shkreli, the sale is done. “What we’ve done is historical, and you can’t remove that.” … RZA sounded unperturbed. “I thought about calling him, personally [after his arrest],” the rapper said. (Bloomberg Politics)
The FBI addressed Shkreli’s status and denied seizing his pricey Wu album last month.
1:20 PM PST – The FBI just released a statement saying they didn’t seize Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Clan album. He’s been released on a $5 million bond.
According to reports, Shkreli has a federal case against him and is accused of making secret payoffs.
Martin Shkreli, 32, ignited a firestorm over drug prices in September and became a symbol of defiant greed. The federal case against him has nothing to do with pharmaceutical costs, however. Prosecutors in Brooklyn charged him with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., a biotechnology firm he started in 2011, and using it to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings. He was later ousted from the company, where he’d been chief executive officer, and sued by its board. (Bloomberg Business)