r/news Jan 14 '22 Evil Cackle 3 Silver 19 Gold 1 Helpful 19 Wholesome 18

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/Helphaer Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Don't forget too easily that while this guy is a good poster boy for bad behavior, he is the convenient scapegoat that everyone can point to as a distraction from their own issues.

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u/PrehistoricDawg69420 Jan 14 '22

He's the face of what everyone else is doing.

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u/jml011 Jan 14 '22 Wholesome

Hoarding the only copy of unreleased Wu Tang clan albums?

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u/Discreet_Deviancy Jan 14 '22

Think that album is worth about $64M to someone?

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u/CriticoolHit Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

I can nearly guarantee it's worth much much more to several others.

Whether they can afford to pay for that assigned value or not is another issue entirely lol.

EDIT: Weird thing to downvote but ok. Being stupid isn't a crime.

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u/Viator_ Jan 14 '22

AFAIK it's not even a real album. It's just random verses that were recorded, not used, and then thrown over beats. They didn't go and make this album as a group without ever releasing it. Some producer or engineer spliced it together.

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u/CriticoolHit Jan 14 '22

Yeah but fans go absolute bonkers for that never-released stuff. Even if it's bad (sometimes especially if it's bad). They just want to hear it all.

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u/CbVdD Jan 14 '22

Wu Banga B-sides and remixes

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi Jan 15 '22

I used to collect Nirvana bootlegs when I was younger and yeah I wanted everything. I mean, as a community we wanted everything, and did anything we could to surface it all (some still are: www.livenirvana.com).

Although you’re also a little more desperate when the artist doesn’t exist anymore. Not sure how it is with other scenes, Nirvana is pretty much the only one I got that far into.

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u/StrangeShark408 Jan 15 '22

some producer or engineer

Better put some respeck on tha gods name, RZA.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

It’s not RZA he’s talking about. It’s Cilvaringz or however you spell it. The clan didn’t come together for an album. They talk about it in one of their documentaries. Maybe ‘Of Mics and Men’.