March 27, 2014

Wu-Tang Clan To Sell One Copy of Secret Double Album For Millions

Wu-Tang Clan To Sell One Copy of Secret Double Album For Millions

In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, RZA announced that there's a secret Wu-Tang Clan double album that no one has heard...and that they're only going to sell one copy of it to someone for millions of dollars. The idea is brilliant, and kind of insane, and we can't wait to see how the whole thing goes down. Will someone buy it and just keep it to themselves, will a company buy it and release it as some kind of exclusive...or maybe someone will buy it and give it away as a free download. Check out the article excerpt below. 

“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” says Robert “RZA” Diggs, the first Wu-Tang member to speak on record about Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, in an exclusive interview with FORBES. “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.”

Wu-Tang’s aim is to use the album as a springboard for the reconsideration of music as art, hoping the approach will help restore it to a place alongside great visual works–and create a shift in the music business, not to mention earn some cash, in the process. The one-of-a-kind launch will be a separate endeavor from the group’s 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, which is set for a standard commercial release this summer.

Click here for the full article on Forbes.com.