Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wu-Tang Clan To Sell One Copy Of Its Secret Album For $1 Million
In an effort to create awareness for their collaborative reunion album, A Better Tomorrow, the Wu’s RZA has unfoiled a (pretty genius) promotional project. The group has announced they will be selling one copy of a “secret” album they’ve recorded, entitled Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music,” he said. “We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king,” said the RZA. The album, encased in the engraved silver-and-nickel box you see above, will be taken on a “tour” through museums, galleries and festivals around the world, where visitors can listen to the full 128-minute, 31-song record on headphones — but not without a small charge, of course. Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will then be put on sale “in the millions.” This one-of-a-kind album is separate to A Better Tomorrow, the 20th anniversary LP the Wu are (hopefully) dropping this Summer. It will, however, feature the original clan members as well as a “few special guests,” with production coming from Morocco-based Cilvaringz.