The secret, one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin has an owner. According to reports, a private collector purchased the project for a bid “in the millions.”
Wu fans still will not be able to listen to Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. The owner cannot commercially release the music for almost 9 decades.
“After 88 years the copyright, which includes public and commercial rights, automatically transfers to the owner of the work,” said producer Cilvaringz. “However, it will still be his or her choice at that [point] to release it or not release it.”
At one point, some members of the Wu were at odds over the idea most of the world will not be able to hear the collection in their lifetimes. Others understood the concept RZA was trying to achieve by turning Shaolin into an art piece.