Martin Shkreli, who weeks ago was released on bail while awaiting sentencing, is going back to jail. This time for offering a $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hilary Clinton’s hair. Not, however, for what many consider his bigger crime: increasing the price of a drug used for curing infectious diseases by 5000%. That’s just borderline capitalism, which is a-okay in our current political climate.
But I digress.
Shkreli also happens to own one of the rarest albums on the planet: The Wu-Tang Clan‘s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. According to a 2014 interview in Forbes, RZA, one of the Wu-Tang’s founding members and album’s co-producer, likened Once Upon a Time to a rare collector’s item. “Like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.” Only one copy of the album was made. And no one, besides its eventual owner, could hear its contents.
One year later, in a private auction, Shkreli bought it for $2 Million. (more…)