The story behind Wu-Tang Clan Once Upon a Time in Shaolin contains more action than the typical blockbuster.
Last month, the infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison on various charges related to securities fraud. As part of his punishment, Shkreli would be forced to forego more than $ 7.3 million in assets, which include the only copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for which he paid $ 2 million two years earlier.
Now, as officials prepare to unload those goods at auction, hip-hop legends want to recover their precious record. And they are driving some high-level connections.
Ghostface Killah published a cheerful photo of himself and Method Man flanking James Comey, the imposing former FBI director, along with the caption: "I'm working to recover that album of the feds. "
Wu-Tang Clan spent six years creating the double album of 31 tracks, which has not yet seen the light. Member of the group RZA already tried to buy back the ultra rare LP, which he described as a piece of contemporary art. The valuable piece is packaged in a handmade nickel and silver box and includes a 174-page book wrapped in leather. Meanwhile, Shkreli's lawyers will appeal the confiscation order. .
Seeming relaxed in his disappointment behind the scenes at CBS Studios, Comey is doing the rounds to promote his new autobiography, A Higher Loyalty . The New Yorker, who was fired by Donald Trump in the midst of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night (Ghostface and Method Man also joined Colbert for a sketch), a few days after his interview in 60 Minutes reached almost 10 million viewers.
Look at Instagram below.
– Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 18, 2018