According to Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, the hip hop group have had offers of up to $5 million coming in for their one-off album.
The LP, which the RZA claims has been made to restore music's status as 'art', was put up for auction earlier this month. Entitled Once Upon a Time In Shaolin, the album has been in development for over 20 years and will tour museums around the world before being offered to the highest bidder.
"Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday," the RZA told Billboard. "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."
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"So far, $5 million is the biggest number," he continued. "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."
The price tag in the millions does seem a little bit on the steep side and perhaps should be taken with a pinch of salt. Remember ripping CDs is now almost legal (whoah) and there is no doubt that as soon as the public attend a listening party clips will be all over the internet.
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