Million Dollar Bills Y’all?
A collection of unreleased songs will make up the Wu-Tang Clan’s next album, Once Upon a Time In Shaolin. The sole copy is hidden in the silver and nickel box.
According to Forbes, the clan plans to showcase the piece around the world. Visitors will be allowed to listen to the album for a fee before selling it up to millions of dollars. Says RZA:
“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. The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years. And yet its doesn’t receive the same treatment as art in the sense of the value of what it is, especially nowadays when it’s been devalued and diminished to almost the point that it has to be given away for free.”