Not for Sale: Wu-Tang Clan "once Upon a Time In Shaolin" Still Belongs To Martin Shkreli
#DXCLUSIVE: Matt "M-Eighty" Markoff says, "Fuck Shkreli" and just like that, the saga continues.
Wu-Tang Clan's enigmatic album once Upon a Time In Shaolin " — the property of the infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli — was auctioned on eBay last month. The two main contenders, Matt "M-Eighty" Markoff and Colorado resident Darby Welch, were (at various times), both confident that I was going to walk away with the rare, the coveted album. But as of now, the sale has not been finalized.
Markoff, a veteran of Wu-Tang associate, create Shkreli the recent arrest put an end to the negotiations. It also questions the integrity of the auction.
"I think that the 'sale' or Martin offers the album sale was laced with fraudulent trolling intention from the beginning," Markoff says HipHopDX. "From the moment I saw the album appears on eBay, I got in touch with him directly, always to him with my offer sheet and asked for the financial documents. Are you going to tell me my $1 million in cash that you requested was not sufficient to do the job?
"The album allegedly sold [Welch] on eBay for $1,025,000 million, after eBay fees and PayPal fees, which clearly takes away from your wanting for cash, only comes out to the final sale and take home from any place in the area of $800,000 to $ 900,000. Martin enclosed again probably doesn't help to sway things in my favor."
Markoff also question if the lawyer in charge of the sale, Scott Vernick at Fox Rothchild Law Firm, do not have the physical product to complete the sale in the first place.
"My other theory is that maybe their lawyers are not in possession of the album to complete the sale in Martin's name," he says.
After weeks of deliberations, Markoff finally repented and decided not to pursue the album further, something that had been addressed in the Shadow 45 of the Whole Show. Instead, shot him an e-mail to Vernick to call their "bluff."
"I have publicly declared to his lawyers on several occasions and publicly, in the Shadow of the 45 that if the sale is not completed on the 2