Wu-Tang Clan Gets $5 Million Offer for Double Album
Last week, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and producer Cilvaringz announced a double album – a surprise, considering they just started promoting their next full-length release, A Better Tomorrow. But there’s a catch. The double-disc release of 31 tracks, called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, would only see one copy created.
From here, the album would tour museums, galleries, and other spaces for people to listen with special headphones. After, someone would have the chance to buy the release. However, even though Shaolin hasn’t toured yet, Wu-Tang has already gotten a bidder.
According to an interview RZA gave this week, the hip-hop act has already been approached with a $5 million offer. He explained: "I've been getting a lot of emails: some from people I know, some from people I don't know, and they're also emailing other members of my organization. So far, $5 million is the biggest number."
Previously, RZA explained the group wants to make music as valuable as art again, and that the easy access from technology has lessened its importance over time. It appears, according to RZA’s recent statements, that this notion is coming across: "I don't know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we're doing is being understood by some. And there are some good peers of mine also, who are very high-ranking in the film business and the music business, sending me a lot of good will. It's been real positive. The main theme is music being accepted and respected as art and being treated as such. If something is rare, it's rare. You cannot get another."
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