Not more than a week after Wu-Tang Clan announced they would be auctioning off a special one-of-one album called The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, RZA reveals the group have already gotten several offers from prospective buyers. Some of them in the millions.
"Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday," RZA tells Billboard. "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."
RZA states the $5 million offer is the highest one they have received thus far, though the possibility of it going higher is very likely. Still, RZA seems to be more satisfied with the notion that people understand their vision of releasing music with a very unique approach. "I don't know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we're doing is being understood by some," he says. "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."
Those interested should probably know a little bit about what they're paying for. The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is a double-disc album clocking in at 31 tracks and 128 minutes. All original members of Wu-Tang will be involved, and the project will also include guest appearances from Redman, Bonnie Jo Mason, and a few FC Barcelona soccer players. Full production comes from Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh, a close affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan who worked "under the tutelage" of RZA on The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
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