It appears Wu-Tang Clan’s strategy of only releasing one copy of their Once Upon A Time In Shaolinalbum to the highest bidder is working.
RZA tells Billboard the group has already received seven-figure offers for the project.
“Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday,” said RZA. “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.”
The 31-track album was produced by Wu affiliate Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh. All the members of the Wu-Tang contributed to the double disc LP.
“I don’t know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we’re doing is being understood by some,” added RZA. “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.”