Controversial Drug Exec Reportedly Paid $2 Million For Wu-Tang Album

(Radio.com) Earlier this year, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan announced that the group's next album would be a "single-sale collector's item," a lone copy produced and released to the individual highest bidder. This anti-Radiohead move drew skepticism and interest alike, but the ultimate sale is even more controversial.

The album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, was sold to the pharmaceutical executive some call "the most hated man in the world." A source close to the situation told Bloomberg Business that Turing Pharmaceuticals founder Martin Shkreli bought the album in the ballpark of $2 million.

Shkreli made headlines earlier this year for his manipulation of the HIV drug market, pricing an essential management medication from $13.50 per pill to $750. As a poster boy for free markets run riot, Shkreli's reputation preceded his interest in the Clan's latest project. Read more here.

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