Wu-Tang Clan Will Sell Just One Copy Of Their Secret Double Album For Millions of Dollars

Over the last few years, Wu-Tang Clan has been working on a secret project: a double-album, The Wu - Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, that has been recorded in secret over the last few years. Enclosed within a container that has been handcrafted over three months by British-Morrocacan artist Yahya lies the sole and only copy of this secret album, and the clan has today revealed that they plan to make it available to the public - the only catch is the price. 

"We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before, We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music.  We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king." - RZA

Set to be tagged with a multimillion-dollar price, the project is aimed to push the consideration of music as an art form, and therefore hold it in the same regard as visual artistry.

"The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years ... And yet its doesn’t receive the same treatment as art in the sense of the value of what it is, especially nowadays when it’s been devalued and diminished to almost the point that it has to be given away for free." - RZA

The project's creation dates back to 1997, when the clan linked up with the then-18-year-old Tarik "Civalringz" Azzougarh, and is said by the producer to encompass the same vintage Wu-Tang sound that first grasped his attention, while also making a statement in itself.

"It took a long time ... It might totally flop ... After five years, I’m sitting here and I’m like, ‘Am I really going to release this record and see it die after a week? ...and we might be completely ridiculed. But the essence and core of our ideas is to inspire creation and originality and debate, and save the music album from dying." - Civalringz

Before purchasing the album, interested parties can attend a high-profile exhibit that leads them through a Once Upon A Time in Shaolin "tour," which will have a (much smaller) attendance fee. Once this "tour" excursion has been completed, the album will become available for purchase, and it is already been labelled with a price "in the millions" by RZA, due to the timeless nature of the one-of-a-kind product.

"There will be a time when we can’t tour, and that’s just the natural evolution of man ... And yet this particular privatized album, I think—this idea we have—will be something that will go longer than all of us" - RZA

This particular album may be one-of-a-kind, but luckily Wu-Tang's 20th Anniversary A Better Tomorrow will receive a wider release. Head here to read their thoughts on the upcoming project and share your own thoughts below.

Source: Forbes

By: Zahra Jamshed / News / March 27, 2014 / 7369 Views


  • Joe G


  • enter the pu

    i just hop some rich idiot buys the album asap and leaks it because i just want some new wu dawg

  • enter the pu


  • Dev

    Wu-Tang Clan x Oceans 14

  • The coolest guest

    it must not be as valuable as a kings scepter if he's trading it for paper money... o.0

  • miaphi

    the art of music is really the art of money. what happened?

  • a guy

    art should be accessible to as many people as possible not like this

  • Enter the punani

    Dumb move, Apple could buy it and put it on iTunes and make money off, of it.

  • Sence

    Apple can't without their permission you muppet


    Watch how it's just one song - "Wrecking Ball: The Rap Version"

  • maikel

    who would pay millions of dollars to hear this boring crap music??!?!?! theres a reason nobody ever sold an album like this before...... i'll wait for the bootleg

  • TikiTiki

    i wish i could buy it and put it on free download.

  • Sam

    If Jay buys this album we'll never hear the end of it smh

  • DirtyFred

    Like u had the choice right?

  • http://pinnaspot.blogspot.com LoveSwazi

    like the mona lisa?

  • http://pinnaspot.blogspot.com LoveSwazi

    aha ha ha *jay laugh

  • http://pinnaspot.blogspot.com LoveSwazi

    aha ha ha *RZA laugh

  • Just me

    I think there are great thoughts behind this idea, but in fact, it just means that you have no chance to hear this shit without beeing in the USA... -.-
    (Except it gets leaked xD)

  • Freddy Ether HEarsecury

    No he or she is right. They are selling the rights to the master recording which will enable the buyer to do as they wish with the recording with regards to the duplication and distribution. Each member (writer producer) will still get royalties from their publishing rights however.

  • justchaz

    Ummm that's Punani! Off,of.

  • Garrett Broadnax

    It's scientifically improbable that you didn't read those RZA quotes in a RZA voice.

  • http://elmowahlstrom.daportfolio.com/ Elmo Wahlström

    I bet Wu-Tang won't make anywhere close as much money as they would make in wide spread. This is art of art.

  • miaphi

    it's the thought that counts, not the outcome. they intend on selling a object for an outstanding price. tell me where does the desire of fulfilling their fans with art, like an artist would, when no one can afford it. it's a scheme, that is product of an illusion. the money of this world is a fallacy, a power trip to make people feel like gods, hence me stating what i stated.