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Wu-Tang Clan receive $5 million offer for rare album

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The Wu-Tang Clan's plans to sell just one single copy of their new double album is already paying off - the rappers have been offered $5 million for the disc.

Group leader RZA revealed last week that "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin," which took five years to record, will be presented in "a hand carved nickel-silver box" designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, and will be displayed at art exhibitions around the world before going up for sale.

The idea was to turn the 31-track CD into a one-of-a-kind collector's item - and the hip-hop collective has already been flooded with offers from rich fans.

RZA tells Billboard.com, "So far, $5 million is the biggest number. I don't know how to measure it (the success of the planned project), but it gives us an idea that what we're doing is being understood by some."

"Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" isn't the only project the group is working on - the rappers also plan to release a 20th anniversary album this summer.

19Comments
Apr 12, 2014 1:57PM
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I said it before I'll say it again this is going to be some very expensive Tang.
Apr 8, 2014 8:21AM
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the writer got his days mixed up, april fools day was april 1st!( not 4/2) 5 mil!!! april fools!!! the poor fool!!!

Apr 3, 2014 9:00AM
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Anyone can make a statement as to the "bidded value" on something done in private.  It's just a way to try and market their non-existence.  I mean really, Wu-Tang Clan has been where lately?

As a matter-o-fact...I have a rare, one of a kind selfie I just took and I was offered $6.8 million by a private bidder just this morning.  Wait...the phone is ringing...must be another private bid coming in...

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Apr 3, 2014 8:35AM
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This thing will leak on the internet within a week of it's "art tour."
Apr 3, 2014 8:30AM
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I see only white people have commented on this article so far!

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