According to The temperature, PleasrDAO acquired the album on September 10 and has since kept it in a safe “somewhere in New York”. The collective hopes to eventually make the album more widely accessible to the public, if it can get approval from RZA and producer Cilvaringz.
Shkreli acheté Once upon a time in Shaolin in 2015 for $ 2 million. His time with the record was antagonistic: he threatened to withdraw Ghostface Killah’s contributions and said he would sell the record or destroy it. Ghostface Killah called him “shit”.
Shkreli teased samples of the music after Donald Trump was elected in the fall of 2016, having canceled a scheduled listening event at Webster Hall earlier that year. After Shkreli was convicted of fraud and sentenced to seven years in prison, prosecutors took possession of Once upon a time in Shaolin in a 2018 $ 7.36 million confiscation order.
Revisit “Geoff Rickly on the Survival of Martin Shkreli” in the field.