Martin Shkreli leaks Wu-Tang album after Trump wins Presidential election

If you’re one of the many lamenting the US election results then you can find some solace in an unlikely source, last year’s supervillain – big pharma boy Martin Shkreli.

Last year the world became familiar with the timid grin of Martin Shkreli when he raised the price of pharmaceutical drug Daraprim by 5000%. The news spread around the world and Shkreli quickly became the world’s martyr for a while, but also ended up a fascinating subject for his unapologetic frivolity, skewed but fair moral barometer, and surprisingly meek demeanour.

When Shkreli bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s art statement/album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin he ensured his name would be remembered, even if only by salty hip-hop heads. But after Shkreli made a wager that if Trump won he would release a bunch of unreleased music that he owns from Hendrix, Beatles, Nirvana, 2pac and more – including Wu-Tang of course, Shkreli looks to become a beacon of light in what many perceive to be dark times.

Shkreli tweeted out last month that he would release a bunch of his incredibly rare, unreleased music if Trump won the election, expecting him not to. Whilst he may regret it Martin Shkreli is surprisingly a man of his word and has confirmed he’s working out releasing some of his expensive, unreleased music. So far we’ve managed to get some sneak peek listens of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin via a livestream but as Shkreli signed a contract not to release the music he’s going to work out a proper quality release with the Wu.

As for all the other music, including a never before released song from Kurt Cobain, music from Radiohead, the Smiths, Ramones and others we can only hope he’s planning on sharing them too. It’s only been a day since the results so we’ll give him a chance to stick to his word, though considering the cost of all that rare music (he bought Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million) I’d be reluctant too.

Unfortunately at the moment thanks to his reputation Shkreli is waiting to be unbanned from live-streaming services before he releases his music so this is a call to arms YouTube, Twitch, and OkCupid – Trump has won, we need that music for hope!

For now we have to do make do with this massive tease of a snippet:

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