Last week we reported that the Wu-Tang Clan plans on taking their new “secret” album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin — which will be encased in the above “lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of three months by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, whose works have been commissioned by royal families and business leaders around the world” — around the world to numerous museums, galleries, festivals and more, charging visitors upwards of $30-$50 to listen to the project. Afterwards, the Wu will make it available for purchase for a price “in the millions.”
Crazy right!? Well, according to Billboard, RZA has already received offers, even as high as $5 million. Yes… FIVE MILLION.
“Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday. 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. 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.”
Damn, that’s a lot of cars for the missus and furs for the mistress(es).