The Wu-Tang Clan is getting offers as high $5 million for their “one-of-a-kind” LP The Wu: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
RZA told Billboard he doesn’t know how to measure the response to the sole album that was announced just a week ago but is happy that people understand what he is doing with the project.
So far $5 million has been the highest offer for the 31-track album. Unbeknownst to the public, RZA and the Clan had been working on the project with producer Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh for the past few years. According to the project’s website, the group’s goal with this body of work is to make an artistic statement with music.
“The main theme is music being accepted and respected as art and being treated as such,” RZA told Billboard. “If something is rare, it’s rare. You cannot get another.”
The one-of-a-kind album comes in a hand carved nickel-silver box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya.-Christina Garner