Published Dec 23, 2016Yesterday (December 22), evil pharma bro Martin Shkreli teased on Twitter that he was closing a deal to purchase "another legendary rap album no one has." While there was speculation that it could be a forthcoming mixtape from Lil B, it now appears Shkreli's big acquisition was Lil Wayne's infinitely delayed LP Tha Carter V.
Much like his reveal of the Wu-Tang Clan's unreleased Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Shkreli announced that he would be premiering the album through a Periscope stream once 5,000 people tune in to watch. The stream is currently live and has just short of 1,000 viewers as of press time.
In between taking phone calls from fans and hitting out at haters, Shkreli also teased that his next purchase of unreleased material could come from Dr. Dre and, in master troll fashion, dropped the line "I never liked rap music, I just love to collect it."
In December 2014, Lil Wayne spoke on Tha Cater V, saying that YMCMB boss Birdman and Cash Money Records "refuse to release it" and added, "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity."
Lil Wayne's latest LP was 2015's FWA (short for "Free Weezy Album"), which arrived through Jay Z's Tidal streaming service.
More recently, Wayne hinted at retirement in September after tweeting that he was "defenseless and mentally defeated." He also released his prison memoirs titled Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island.
You can tune into the stream here if you want to hear some new Weezy this holiday season.
Tha Carter V https://t.co/KyWJuGNWqb— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 23, 2016
I'll be debuting my newest rap acquisition on Periscope -- tune in -- will debut at 5k watching— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 23, 2016
My new rap purchase, which may go through today, makes the Wu Tang purchase look like peanuts.— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 23, 2016