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RZA Wanted To Buy Back Once Upon A Time In Shaolin

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Martin Shkreli, known for raising the prices on AIDs medication by 5,000% purchased the only version of the album for 2 million dollars. Now a judge has ordered Shkreli to serve seven years in prison and to sell Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. One potential buyer is one is RZA, who sold the album to Shkreli.

Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, produced by Wu affiliate Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh and championed by group ringleader Robert “RZA” Diggs, had been produced in Morocco with new verses from the group’s original members and was sitting in a safe, awaiting purchase.

Shkreli had listed the album for sale on eBay and RZA tried to pounce on the opportunity, the rapper told Rolling Stone. “The first thing I did was call my lawyer, and I was like, ‘Yo, let’s go,’” RZA said.

However, he was unable to pull the trigger due to contracts that were signed during the initial sale.

“They said, ‘All right, check with your contract.’ And it’s no, you can’t do it. Ain’t that a bitch?” he said of the conversation had with his lawyers about buying the record.

What will come of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is still an unknown. Earlier this month, Department of Justice ordered Shkreli, who was recently sentenced to seven years in prison, to forfeit the album to the United States government.

“I definitely read every article about it,” RZA, who will be live-scoring the movie The 36th Chamber of Shaolinon tour this spring, tells Rolling Stone. “It’s kind of crazy. The record has become an entity, very different from a lot of albums. It’s like the Mona Lisa. It’s got its own folklore, and that’s what me and [co-producer] Cilvaringz wanted.”

Shkreli, who rose to infamy for raising the price of a drug that could help people with HIV and AIDS by a factor of 56 times, is serving seven years in jail for securities fraud.

Shkreli’s lawyers are currently appealing the forfeiture order.

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Kanye West Has Two New Albums On The Way

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Yeezy is finally making his comeback to music after a two-year hiatus. Kanye took to his social account to announce two new albums.

West took to Twitter, interrupting his ongoing philosophy book to announce that he’s dropping two new albums this summer, including one with Kid Cudi titled Kids See Ghost. So far, all we know is that’s his solo record is currently comprised of seven songs and will drop on June 1, while his project with Cudi will drop a week later on the 8th. That being said, this is Kanye West we’re talking about, and if we learned anything from the rollout from his last album The Life Of Pablo, this is all subject to change.

Rumors of a new Ya album have been around since December. West flew out artist like Drake, Pusha-T, and Mike Dean out to Wyoming to work on the album.

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Logic Spoofs Office Space In Everyday Video

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Logic just released the music video to Marshmello collab “Everyday,” a track emphasizing how hard the average person works every single day while still getting unfairly treated and harassed by their superiors. Written by Robert Hall and Alan Ferguson and directed by Ferguson, the video is a clear tribute to films like Fight Cluband Office Space which explored the mundanity of a 9-to-5, with the latter receiving the most direct homage halfway in.

In a nod to Office Space, the crew ditch work, taking the fax machine with them, and proceed to bash it to bits in a field. In a new segment set to “Warm It Up,” Logic plays pick-up basketball, hits the skatepark and goes skydiving with Marshmello, until he suddenly wakes up from his daydream. But moved by visions of a better life, Logic finally tells off his bosses in epic fashion and quits, defacing their “Division Head” parking plaque on the way out.

Logic released Bobby Tarantino II last month. The mixtape follows his 2017 LP, Everybody, which featured his breakout hit, “1-800-273-8255.” Logic will embark on a North American tour June 8th in Boston.

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Drake Announces New Album Title And Release

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Drake has been slowly building up to his 2018 takeover. The King of T. Dot revealed his new album Scorpion on is on Instagram.

that Scorpion was mere months away.

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Back in January, Drake surprised everyone with the two-track EP Scary Hours featuring the ubiquitous megahit “God’s Plan.” The track was just dethroned from its seemingly permanent spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 by another new Drake track. The Lauryn Hill-sampling “Nice for What,” which was not included on the Scary Hours EP, debuted at No. 1 with the most recent chart update.

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