The Wu Tang/Bill Murray Caper Clause Is a Hoax. Too Bad.

You may have heard about the secret sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the Wu Tang Clan album of which there is only one copy. The buyer is said to be Mark Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who made headlines this year for all the wrong reasons. The man is an asshat. And the fact that he allegedly spent $2 million on an album doesn’t make him any nicer.

But wait! What’s this? A codicil in the sales agreement?

The buying party also agrees that, at any time during the stipulated 88 year period, the seller may legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal back Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which, if successful, would return all ownership rights to the seller. Said heist or caper can only be undertaken by currently active members of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray, with no legal repercussions.

Genius. Too bad it’s not real. Gizmodo did some fact-checking and concluded that this is just a very clever joke. Maybe. Then again, you never know.

Bill: Let’s not take any chances. See what you can do, okay?



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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