Once Upon a Time in Shaolin has thus far succeeded far beyond its creators’ wildest dreams. It sold for $2 million dollars — which, granted, wasn’t the amount RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan had hoped for, but it’s still a lot. And the fact that pharmaceutical evildoer Martin Shkreli was the one who bought that album has kept the rap collective in headlines for far longer than a traditional release would have. But, continued media relevancy and millions of dollars aside, not everyone in Wu-Tang is happy with the thing. Ghostface Killah especially.
That shithead bought it, you know what I mean? You don’t take some AIDS pill that you have for seven dollars, and make it like eight hundred dollars. You don’t do that, I don’t care if you bought the Wu-Tang whatever.
When I heard what he did with the drug — it’s out of my hands, man, you know what I mean? I want the owner to be the people. What are you going to hold it for 88 years for?
This isn’t the first negative reaction from a member of the Wu regarding this album, though. Most of the members — besides RZA — were pretty against this whole one-copy album from the get-go. Method Man said, simply, “Fuck that album, if that’s what they are doing,” and Ghostface had said “It could be good and it could be bad,” but his stance has obviously changed.
Anyway, who knows what the recently-arrested Shrkeli will decide to do. For now, he’s simply tweeting.
Admittedly, that’s a pretty sick burn, pharma-bro. Pretty sick burn.