Despite reports of disagreement among the Clansmen for Wu-Tang’s 20th anniversary LP, A Better Tomorrow, only one thing is certain: only one copy of their secret album will be sold.
According to Forbes, a single version of Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, will be sold for several millions of dollars. There will also be some plan to take the secret album on a “tour” through museums, galleries and festivals, for the cost of $30-50.
“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” RZA says. “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.”
Like Beyonce’s surprise visual album drop, the Wu is hoping to reinvent music as art with this ballsy approach. Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will stand apart from the group’s 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, set to drop this summer.
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