Martin Shkreli Has 'Acquired' Lil Wayne's Lost Album, "Tha Carter V" (We Know, We're Sorry)

"I’ve acquired, I would say, hip-hop’s most sought-after album. It’s gonna make Wu-Tang look irrelevant."
Lauren O'Neill
London, GB
December 24, 2016, 10:40am

I know. I'm sorry. We wish he would stop this as much as you do. But Martin Shkreli keeps spending his horrible millions on important unheard rap albums and then leaking one track via Periscope, which, bizarrely, has become his medium of choice, and then we feel compelled to tell you about it. After 'acquiring' the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's One Upon a Time in Shaolin and then keeping his promise to release it to the public upon the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA, Big Pharma's problem child Martin Shkreli has decided that buying up unreleased hip hop music is a fun game that he wants to keep playing. For his next trick, Shkreli said via Periscope broadcast: "I've acquired, I would say, hip-hop's most sought-after album. It's gonna make Wu Tang look irrelevant". Wearing a grin that the phrase 'shit-eating' was invented to describe, and rubbing his hands together like Mr. Burns if he was a man-baby, he eventually announced that he has bought Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V for an undisclosed sum, playing part of a track from the record on film.  Tha Carter V, due for release back in 2013, has long been a source of contention, embroiled as it is in Wayne's long history of issues with Cash Money Records, who have withheld the album. Whether Shkreli will release it to the public or not is anyone's guess.

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