Words By Marky Mark
There are mountains of snow outside, the roads are a mess, and my Tims are getting more work than they’ve gotten in years. But what really bums me out? No new Wu to listen to. Yeah, I could put on A Better Tomorrow, but I could think of 100 more enjoyable things. Worst of all, it turns out Martin Shkreli, the guy who owns new Wu music, is actually a James Bond villain and to quote my dad, he’s cruising for a bruising. Just peep this little gem from his latest interview with Vice:
With the Wu-Tang album playing in the background, Shkreli says he vacillates between wanting to destroy the record and dreaming of installing it in some remote place so that people have to make a spiritual quest to listen. “I’m not just the heel of the music world,” he says. “I want to be the world’s heel.”
Look, I understand what RZA was trying to do. He wanted to put a value on music and feels that music should be appreciated as art. I agree 100% — more if i could — but by definition, that’s the most I can do. He wanted to sell their music to the highest bidder but it just so happens the highest bidder happens to be Blofeld and he’s gone too far. Wu fans would have to make a spiritual quest to listen to it? He’s actually contemplating destroying it?
The interviewer says despite the rhetoric, he is thinking of releasing it to the public, so we’ve got that going for us. But apparently he’s stuck between a rock and being a jackass. And it’s all in the name of world domination and being a gnat on the world’s windshield.
RZA, this is what happens when you outsmart yourself and do way too much. Now excuse me while I trek through the snow listening to non-Wu related music.