Last month, Wu-Tang Clan announced plans to release a one-of-a-kind copy of their double-album, The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which would be featured in museum exhibits before being auctioned off. Now, Robert “RZA” Diggs has revealed the lucrative bids that the project has received.
“Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday,” he told Billboard on Tuesday, “I’ve been getting a lot of emails: some from people I know, some from people I don’t know, and they’re also emailing other members of my organization.”
He continues, “So far, $5 million is the biggest number, I don’t know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we’re doing is being understood by some. And there are some good peers of mine also, who are very high-ranking in the film business and the music business, sending me a lot of good will. It’s been real positive.”
The exclusive copy features 31 songs and comes packaged in a hand carved nickel-silver box designed by the British Moroccan artist Yahya.
Meanwhile, Wu-Tang Clan is also releasing a standard album this year, titled A Better Tomorrow, to mark the group’s 20th anniversary.
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