Wu-Tang Clan‘s secret Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album may have suffered a leak across the Internet.
Snippets of songs allegedly from the $2 million mystery album landed on YouTube a few days ago.
Find out what Once Upon a Time in Shaolin owner Martin Shkreli recently said about wanting artists to make private music for him on the next page…
Earlier this month, pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli spoke out on posting the winning bid for Wu’s album.
He hasn’t listened to Once Upon a Time in Shaolin yet. He’s saving that for a time when he’s feeling low and needs something to lift his spirits. “I could be convinced to listen to it earlier if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that,” Shkreli says. “But for now, I think I’m going to kind of save it for a rainy day.” (Bloomberg Business)
Shkreli also talked about his interest in artists making full-length projects for his personal enjoyment.
Shkreli wants more artists to make private albums for him. He figures they could use the money, and he will let them do whatever they want. “It’s almost like the instructions to the band are, ‘Do your best work, however much time it takes, and never compromise anything for me,’ ” he says. “ ‘I just want to hear what you’ve got.’” (Bloomberg Audio)
Last month reports claimed the Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh and RZA-produced album had gone into the hands of a secret buyer.
Paddle8 representatives confirmed the sale of Wu-Tang’s to FORBES during interviews for a magazine story on the auction house. When contacted for comment, Azzougarh referred FORBES to Paddle8; a company representative reached by email today would not offer any details on the album’s buyer or when it was sold. (Forbes)