Earlier this month, the internet revealed that loathed pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli purchased Wu Tang Clan’s album “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” for millions via online auction house Paddle8. Shkreli, the Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO known for attempting to raise the price of an AIDS pills from $13.50 to $750, isn’t stopping there. During an interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli talked about being a hip hop fan, siding with Action Bronson (because Albania) and his riff with Wu Tang member RZA. He also revealed that his To Do list includes bailing out rapper Bobby Shmurda, the Brooklyn rapper currently in jail on a $2 million bail on weapons and guns charges. The Shkreli Q&A is filled with quotables as he discusses his views on  hip hop as an art form, working with ghost writers to possibly put out his own material and stressing that his actions aren’t a result of the thirst for more cash. Shkreli then had  a few choice words for RZA, who got in on  a Twitter joke that he and any surviving Clan members or actor Bill Murray will be able to get the album back over the 88-year period it’s been on lock down. The countdown to the release of singer Chris Brown’s latest album “Royalty” began last night with an invite only listening party at Hyde Sunset in Los Angeles. Among the guest spotted in the venue were Usher, French Montana and Real 92.3 Los Angeles morning radio personality Big Boy. Wearing a San Francisco 49ers jacket, jeans and a maroon cap, Brown let “Royalty”, named after his 1-year-old daughter, speak for itself. Stationed inside the banquette room of the front room, Brown showcased some signature dance  moves and mouthed song lyrics while various tracks were played. “Royalty” features the previously released singles “Back To Sleep”, “Liquor” and “Zero”. Among the tracks that garnered the strongest reaction from the crowd were “Wrist” featuring Solo Lucci, “Picture Me Rollin”, “No Filter” and “Who’s Gonna (Nobody)”. Next on the agenda is tonight’s concert at the Masonic in San Francisco. It’s the second of three “Royalty” live concerts announced earlier this month. The final stop will be at the Hollywood Palladium on the day of the album’s release. It’s the follow up to Brown’s sixth studio album, 2014’s “X”. The viral pie guy isn’t the only one singing Patti LaBelle’s praises after devouring her sweet potato pies. The Walmart exclusive delicacy has received another supporter in “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. Before presenting the award for Breakthrough Artist to Tori Kelly, the actor took time to describe how in love he is with Ms. Patti’s pies by saying that he was blown away because he knows sweet potato pie. LaBelle even delivered pies to the “Empire” cast.