It looks like Wu-Tang Clan will be cashing a mighty sweet paycheck soon.
As we reported last week, they're releasing only one copy of their next project, Once Upon a Time In Shaolin, which they recorded in secret over the past few years. And according to Billboard, they've already started to receive offers in the millions. RZA says, “Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday. I’ve been getting a lot of E-mails: some from people I know, some from people I don’t know, and they’re also E-mailing other members of my organization.”
The one-of-a-kind album will feature all members of Wu-Tang on a double-disc LP, is said to have 31 tracks and will be packaged in an engraved silver-and-nickel box. But the Wu have yet to announce a release date.
TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
-1.Only one copy? Hopefully they'll at least release it digitally. Though if I dropped $5 mil and then it showed up on SoundCloud, I'd be pissed.
--2.Smart move -- as supply goes down, demand and price go up. They're essentially auctioning the thing off to the highest bidder -- and that will generate way more money than putting it in stores would.
---3.For $5 million, that better be a one hell of an album.