Pitchfork announced today that the Rza and the Wu Tang Clan are set to release another LP besides the “A Better Tomorrow” LP, It’s titled “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”. The Double album comes with a caveat: They’re just making one copy of the double album, which was recorded in secret over the last few years. The album is said to have all the original Wu members, the album will be housed inside an engraved silver-and-nickel box crafted by British-Moroccan artist Yahya. The ideal plan Rza say’s is to tour it through museums, galleries and festivals, where visitors will be charged a price to listen to the 128-minute, 31 song album on headphones provided by the venue. I say good luck with that but I’m sure true wu fanatics will pay to be apart of the many few that will hear this album.
“We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music,” RZA said in an interview with Forbes. “We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.” After the tour is over, the group will make the album available for purchase for a price “in the millions.”