“Human” Piece of Shit Martin Shkreli Flakes on Promise to Release Unheard Nirvana Music

  • Axl Rosenberg

The silver lining to the election of Führer Trump should have been that deplorable Martin Shkreli would have to make good on his promise to release previously-unheard music by Nirvana, The Beatles, and the Wu-Tang Clan.

So of course that’s not happening. Consider it the first, and least destructive, of many Trump campaign promises that will never, ever come true.

Shkreli did stream some of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the unreleased Wu-Tang album he purchased for $2 million last year… but he did via fucking Periscope, often while taking breaks to talk to viewers. Which should not meet anyone’s definition of the word “release.”

Since then, he’s rolled out a number of excuses for not living up to his promise.

USA Today reports that Shkreli also lied his ass off during one of the Periscope sessions:

“I’ve got to decide how to put out — there’s about 30, 35 tracks. I actually have a contract with the Wu-Tang Clan where I’m not allowed to do this. Obviously, I own the music and I bought it and paid a lot of money for it. In many ways, the contract shouldn’t matter that much. But I am a man of my word; I had to play a little bit of it… but I’ve got to keep my word to them, too.”

Which is total fucking bullshit. A press release from the members of Wu-Tang Clan, sent out in March of 2015, outlined the terms of the contract:

“The right to commercialize [the album], meaning the right to sell it en mass to the public in any form, is not allowed until 88 years from now… [but] It can be exhibited publicly and it can be given away for free.”

In other words, Shkreli could literally upload the album to any number of file-sharing sites right this second with no legal consequences.

And he hasn’t said a peep about that Nirvana or Beatles music.

Meanwhile, various media outlets are patting this dude on the back for “leaking” the Wu-Tang album. I give up.

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