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You can listen to tracks from Wu-Tang Clan’s impossibly rare album right now

There's just one small catch.


Austin Powell


Published Nov 9, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:10 pm CDT

If you’re searching for a silver lining to last night’s results, you can take some solace in hearing a previously unreleased Wu-Tang Clan track made possible by Trump’s presidency. 

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Martin Shkreli, the polarizing “pharma bro,” secured the only copy made of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million in February. He recently promised to release the album on the off-chance that Donald Trump won the 2016 election. At the time, it seemed like just another PR stunt from Shkreli, a masterful troll who recently auctioned off the opportunity for someone to punch him in the face, only to renege on the deal. 

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But late last night, after the results rolled in, Shkreli made good on his promise, livestreaming the intro and a track off the album. 

The only problem, aside from the audio quality, is that you have to watch Shkreli’s smug face the whole time.

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Even still, in these uncertain times, it’s some reassurance to know that Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nuthing ta fuck wit’.

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H/T Pitchfork

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2016, 11:55 am CST