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World's Rarest Album Heads to Museum

Australia's Mona museum to air portion of Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin'

(Newser) - Members of the public have a rare opportunity to hear the rarest album in the world. The Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which only one two-CD copy exists, is currently on loan to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, Australia. Over...

Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan Albums Claim a Major Honor

25 songs, albums, and even a podcast are added into National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25...

Feds Sell Pharma Bro's Prized Wu-Tang Album
Owners of Pharma Bro's
Wu-Tang Album Revealed

Owners of Pharma Bro's Wu-Tang Album Revealed

The collective PleasrDAO created an NFT as part of the complex deal

(Newser) - Update: We now know where Martin Shkreli's prized Wu-Tang album landed. The collective PleasrDAO took ownership of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" in early September, in what the New York Times calls a "complex" $4 million deal involving the creation of an NFT through which the...

China Angry Over T-Shirt Order by Embassy Staffer

The incident underscores the sour relation between Canada and China

(Newser) - China has made a formal complaint to Canada over T-shirts ordered by a Canadian Embassy staffer in Beijing that allegedly mocked China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, the AP reports, in an apparent mix-up between the city of Wuhan and the American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

Woof-Tang Clan Runs Into Predictable Legal Trouble

The RZA has sued a Brooklyn-based dog-walking company

(Newser) - Attention, all dog walkers: The Wu-Tang [trademark] ain't nothing to f*** with. The Guardian reports the RZA filed a lawsuit last Friday against the Woof-Tang Clan, a dog-walking company in Brooklyn. In his lawsuit, the Wu-Tang rapper and producer accuses the Woof-Tang Clan of violating his group's trademarks....

Wu-Tang Has Message for Shkreli, Via a Song

'Lesson Learn'd' will be on group's new album coming out Oct. 13

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may have once boasted the "rarest album ever created," but not everyone's impressed—most notably, the guys behind that coveted list of tracks. And to show their distaste for "Pharma Bro," Wu-Tang Clan has dedicated a brand-new track on its new Wu-Tang: The ...

Shkreli Selling 'Rarest Album Ever Created'

Proceeds of sale of Wu-Tang Clan album to go to 'medical research'

(Newser) - The " rarest album ever created " is again up for grabs. Martin Shkreli, who bought the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a reported $2 million in a 2015 deal that required he keep it from the public for 88 years, has...

Trump Won, So Martin Shkreli Is Sharing His Wu-Tang Album

He bought the only copy of 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' last year

(Newser) - Well, it seems Donald Trump isn't going anywhere. Also not going anywhere: Martin Shkreli , who took the opportunity of Trump's victory to release some unheard Wu-Tang tracks. As part of his national troll tour, Complex reports the infamous pharma bro bought the only existing copy of Wu-Tang Clan'...

Rapper Files Weird Lawsuit Over Penis Story

Andre Roxx says his career has suffered because he was misidentified as a penis cutter

(Newser) - A Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper has filed a very confusing libel lawsuit having to do with penis-cutting and gossip outlets. See if you can keep up:
  • Marques Andre Johnson performs as Andre Roxx (for our purposes, we'll refer to him as Roxx from here on out). He performed with a

Shkreli Sued Over $2M Wu-Tang Album

Meanwhile, his Internet beef with Ghostface Killah escalates

(Newser) - Fresh off smirking his way through a Congressional hearing, "pharma bro" and Internet villain Martin Shkreli is being sued over the Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million, Reuters reports. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by New York artist Jason Koza, who claims his drawings of Wu-Tang members...

You Won’t Like Who Paid $2M for 'Rarest Album Ever'

It's the pharma CEO we all love to hate, Martin Shkreli

(Newser) - A mysterious buyer purchased the so-called " rarest album ever created " for a sum reportedly in the millions. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reveals exactly who bought Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which just one copy exists: Martin Shkreli, the "price-gouging" Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO the...

Wu-Tang Clan Sell 'Rarest Album Ever' for Millions

Sole copy of 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' went up for auction

(Newser) - Wu-Tang Clan just sold what they're calling the rarest album ever created: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, just a single copy of which exists . The record, which took from 2006 to 2013 to make and features contributions from every surviving member of the group, has been stored in...

Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps From Building

Andre Johnson, affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan, survives but is seriously injured

(Newser) - TMZ is reporting on a grisly story out of North Hollywood, where police say rapper Andre Johnson cut off his own penis and then jumped from a second-story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt. Johnson, who raps under the name Christ Bearer, survived and is in the hospital, reports...

Wu-Tang Makes Secret Album, Will Sell Just 1 Copy

Group is trying to remind the world that music is art

(Newser) - Over the past several years, the Wu-Tang Clan has been secretly recording a double album. Soon, the 31 songs will be put onto disc and then enclosed in an engraved silver-and-nickel box handcrafted by a British-Moroccan artist whose works sit in the homes of royal families and global business leaders....

Wu-Tang Clan Linked to Murder, Gun Running

Rap group's FBI file comes to light

(Newser) - The notorious rap group Wu-Tang Clan has perpetrated a slew of crimes including gun running, drug dealing, and even murder, according to a recently unearthed FBI file. Among other details, the 94-page file on late Clan co-founder Ol’ Dirty Bastard—christened Russell Jones—claims the group purchased a .40-caliber Glock...

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