Martin Shkreli premieres unreleased Wu Tang Clan album after Trump victory
November 8, 2016 is a day that will remembered as one of the most unprecedented political upheavals in American history. Though, beginning November 9, the manner in which we deal with the outcomes, consequences, and divides from this electoral cycle is what will come to define this moment in American history. While millions are waking up today scratching their heads at how to live in the reality of a Donald Trump presidency, many of us can take solace in one silver lining: Martin Shkreli is delivering on his promise to release the Wu Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Yes, Donald Trump will be our country’s next president, and that’s right, our only hope today is Pharmaswine Supreme, but even against those odds, the power of the Wu is still nothing to fuck with.
Last month, Martin Shkreli, the sole proprietor of the Wu Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which he purchased for millions of dollars, promised to share the elusive LP with the world if Trump was elected president. Last night, as the final states were being called, Shkreli began to tease snippets of the supposed album online. Coincidentally, today also marks a significant milestone for another Wu Tang masterwork, as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turns 23 years old today. Shkreli said he will have to connect with The Wu Tang Clan for a wider, proper distribution of Once Upon a Time, though for now, it seems as though even Shkreli is sticking to his word in all of this.
Things do feel a little backwards today for millions of people. A reality TV star pulled off the greatest upset in the history of modern American politics yesterday, but today it is crucial that we reach out to people who supported different views and reunite — even if that means joining one of the most hated human beings in the world and listening to a leaked Wu Tang album.