There's a lot of money being tossed around with Wu-Tang Clan's music right now. Last week, RZA stated that he's set to lose $500,000 on Wu-Tang's latest album A Better Tomorrow. Today, Highsnobiety uncovered that Wu-Tang's infamous Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album—you know, the one (meaning that there's only going to be one hard copy) that the Wu has been planning on selling for millions of dollars—has been allegedly sold to *drum roll please* Skrillex.
As you can see below, long-time Wu-Tang producer Cilvaringz gives a simple "yup" confirmation to a claim made by another member of Wu-Tang's official forums.
The post has flown under the radar since, and neither Skrillex nor any other Wu-Tang members have followed-up with either another confirmation or an indication of exactly how much A Better Tomorrow sold for. The album, however, "appeared" in Skrillex's latest video—perhaps it was a bit of foreshadowing on his part?
We'll continue to update as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: False alarm, folks. We reached out to Cilvaringz over email, and he stated that Skrillex hasn't bought anything. It was just a bit of forum banter:
"Bro that was a joke, the album is not sold to Skrillex. It's only in his new video for the song "Fuck That." I would assume the sale of the album would be a grand official announcement, not a simple "yup" joking around with forum members we've been talking to for years."
We can also confirm that while Skrillex hasn't bought A Better Tomorrow, the box in his music video for "Fuck That" is indeed an actual copy of the album. Good on Skrillex for not testing the age-old "you break it, you buy it" sales policy.