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Wu Tang Clan: Releasing One Copy Too Many Of Their New LP

by | 8th, April 2014


WU TANG CLAN have never been more popular, mainly because people who don’t really like hip hop really like wearing their t-shirts, throwing up ironic ‘Wu’ handsigns in photographs and smoking weed now and then. For real fans of The Wu, they know how arduous it is trying to follow everything they do.

What that actually means is that, when you factor in all the solo albums, collabs and guest spots, there’s an amazing amount of dreck released under the Wu banner. There’s gold in them thar Wu Hills, but by god, you have to dig deep to find it these days.

Of course, there was a period when it felt like everything they released was audio dynamite. The last decent release was Ghostface’s ‘Apollo Kids’, but really, after the initial (and admittedly dizzyingly outstanding) spurt, they’ve been a bit off the boil.

And now, they’re readying a new album and there will only be one copy to be bought.

The lone copy of ‘The Wu Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is under lock and key in a Moroccan vault and it will be toured in museums and art galleries before eventually being sold to a wealthy buyer.

“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” said the RZA. “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the sceptre of an Egyptian king.”

“The music industry is in crisis,” members of the group wrote on a new website for the album. “The intrinsic value of music has been reduced to zero. Contemporary art

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