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If Trump wins, Martin Shkreli promises to release ‘unheard’ music from Nirvana, Beatles, Wu-Tang


Here’s something for undecided voters like Ken Bone to chew on before they head to the polls: If Donald Trump wins the presidential election on November 8, the world will be flooded with previously “unheard” music by Nirvana, the Beatles, and Wu-Tang Clan.

At least that is the promise made by “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, who took to Twitter to provide the incentive just before midnight last night. Shkreli, we all recall, infamously purchased Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin for $2 million last year. Now that, and music from Nirvana and the Beatles, he claims, will be unveiled to celebrate a Trump presidency.

In fact, he’s releasing his entire music collection — for free — if Trump wins next month’s election. Talk about rallying the troops.



He followed that up by promising “Flac only, no compression.”

At publishing time, we’re frantically refreshing Krist Novoselić’s Twitter to see if he has weighed in on all this nonsense.

As Slate notes, someone asked if Shkreli — who gained global attention when he, as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, hyper-inflated the cost of AIDS treatment drug Daraprim — would consider releasing only Once Upon A Time In Shaolin if Hillary Clinton was elected president.

His response?


Shkreli claimed he’d “break” the record.