RZA did more than just turn heads when he announced that the Wu-Tang Clan would be putting out a rare, one-of-a-kind record called The Wu - Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. As previously reported, there will only be one physical version of the LP created, which will ideally be put on display at museums around the world before being sold to the highest bidder. Forbes reports that the clan has been secretly working on the album for the past 20 years, while RZA claims that they've already received a $5 million offer for the album. (If you're opposed to a rich businessman owning this super-rare piece of Wu Tang art, you can even help fans raise funds to claim the record via Kickstarter.)
Because something as ambitious as this has yet to be attempted in popular music, it's been hard to speculate on whether or not the masses will actually be able to hear this thing. But now, thanks to Forbes, we can at least settle for 51 seconds of Ghostface Killah. According to Forbes' Zack O'Malley Greenburg, who traveled all the way to Marrakesh, Morocco, to sample the album, the song may even feature vocals from motherfuckingCher.
Check out Greenburg's interview with producer Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh below, and hear the snippet from The Wu - Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.
Regarding regular everyday Wu-Tang news, their 20th anniversary record, A Better Tomorrow, is set to see the light of day during the summer.
UPDATE: A rep for Cher has confirmed that she indeed supplies vocals to not one, but two songs on The Wu. Looks like this record is worth the $5 million after all....