Reports that two men have been stabbed at the home of Wu Tang Clan man RZA are emerging from New Jersey, though at this stage it’s unclear whether the rapper was even in the building at the time of the stabbings.
New Jersey State Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a Deer Trail Drive home at 1:18 a.m. on Saturday (November 7), Sgt. Gregory Williams (a State Police spokesman) reported.
The two men – NJ.com reports they do not include RZA – are in serious condition in the Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
RZA is a long time advocate against violence, despite his love of martial arts movies, and has focused particularly on violence in the home. His previous comments on the subject include:
“Domestic problems at home. If you start coming home at night from helping all your fans and people and then you’ve got problems at the house, that will kill any man’s spirit.”
Earlier this year, Wu-Tang Clan confirmed that the only copy of their ‘secret’ (unheard) album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ might not come out as a public release for another 88 years, with the buyer to be bound by copyright stipulations for a set period of time. The only copy is stored in a vault in Morocco.
Raekwon has spoken out against the 88-year wait, however, saying:
“Shit, 88 years is a long fucking time. That’s a long time for people to be able to hear it. That means we won’t be around. What the fuck do you want me to say? I don’t know what to say. I think at some point people do need to be able to hear it but you got to remember the concept of it was whatever it was, whoever buys it, it’s yours. You hang it up in your house and you do what you do.”
It’s believed that the buyer will have the option – but not the obligation – to hold listening parties.
The 31-track album is expected to make millions at auction, and is being sold through Paddle8, here.