"This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king," says RZA of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin."
The Wu-Tang Clan have been busy trying to finish "A Better Tomorrow," the proper full-length follow-up to 2007's "8 Diagrams" that doubles as a 20th anniversary celebration. However, the veteran rap collective has also revealed another new project, the double-album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," that has been recorded in secret over the past six years… and they're only making one copy of it.
In an interview with Forbes, Wu-Tang mastermind RZA and "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" producer Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh describe an elaborate rollout of the project, which will be "toured" through galleries, festivals and museums like any other exclusive work of art. The 128-minute, 31-song opus will be heard in full at these exhibitions under heavy security, and when those TBD tour dates are finished, the group will make the album available to a single entity, for a price "in the millions."