Longtime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Matt “M-Eighty” Markoff had Once Upon A Time In Shaolin firmly in his sights. After the infamous “pharma-bro” Martin Shkreli put the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album for sale on eBay earlier this year, Markoff jumped at the opportunity to purchase it and put up roughly $1 million to make it happen.
While the sale eventually fell through — thanks in part to Shkreli getting seven years in prison for federal fraud charges — Markoff found some redemption by executive producing Ghostface Killah’s forthcoming album, The Lost Tapes.
“This joint represents the classic Ghostface vibe, celebrating women, their beauty, knowledge and strength” Ghostface said in a press release. “Having one of Hip Hop’s most celebrated emcees and one of my all time favorite artists [Big Daddy Kane] along for the ride was icing on the cake.”
Markoff told HipHopDX, “The best part about the song is how Styliztik Jones made it. He was in the studio when I went to record Cappadonna, and I had him lay a verse just because and it ended up being one of everyone’s favorite — not only on that song but the entire album.”
The Lost Tapes is expected to arrive on October 5.
In the meantime, listen to “Done It Again” above and pre-order the project here.