It all started in 2015, when former hedge fund manager—and now convicted felon—Martin Shkreli paid $2 million for the uber-rare Wu-Tang album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
At the time, the Abbot of Wu-Tang, RZA, thought it wise to follow in the footsteps of peers like Jay-Z, who sold his Magna Cart Holy Grail in a deal with Samsung, in an attempt to make music valuable in an era of streaming. Of course, RZA could’ve never predicted that the Hip-Hop supergroup’s new project could fall in the hands of a character like Martin Shkreli. So, when the project eventually hit eBay, RZA tried to buy it back.
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