Wu-Tang Clan's troubles getting together to record their twentieth anniversary record A Better Tomorrow have been documented. However, in an interview with Forbes, RZA announced that another double album has already been recorded in secret. It's called The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and they're only producing one copy of it.
The project will feature all of Wu-Tang Clan's original members, and was produced by RZA and Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh, who entered the Clan's extended family tree and began discussing ideas for an album in 1997. The record will tour festivals and museums as a paid exhibit, with heavy security ensuring no one records any of the 31 track record's 128 minutes. The record will be housed in a silver-and-nickel box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya.
After the tour, the record will be put on sale for a price set "in the millions." Cilvaringz says he was inspired by Nipsey Hussle's successful $100 mixtape gambit Crenshaw. He's painfully aware that the whole thing "might totally flop, and we might be completely ridiculed." But RZA is excited:
“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before. We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”
No exhibition dates have been set. So there's still time to make your fortune and own a piece of hip-hop history.