The last 24 hours have been utterly bonkers. Along with the improbable imminence of a Donald Trump presidency, perhaps one of the more surprising developments has come from Martin Shkreli. Shkreli promised to release Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that he bought for millions, if Trump was elected.
Shockingly, Shkreli kept his word, as he has since taken to the internet to release clips from the album. In addition to this album, Shkreli has promised to release previously unreleased music from The Beatles, Nirvana, Elliot Smith, The Smiths and others. If you’re looking for any kind of silver lining after last night’s results, this is it, and it is truly bizarre that it comes from Shkreli. The guy’s just the worst.
Shkreli explained that he didn’t expect this result, and will now have to work with Wu-Tang to distribute the album more widely. You can check out some snippets from the album below until that distribution comes about.