Just one copy of 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' has been made
Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has suggested that the hip-hop collective’s one-off album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ could appear at the Art Basel art show next month in Florida.
Speaking to Rolling Stone the rapper and producer discussed the LP, of which a single copy has been made. “I can’t speak to nobody about this – I got an NDA [non disclosure agreement]. It’s been handed over to an auction house. And they plan on doing something,” he commented. “Art Basel is coming up. They’re planning on something. That’s all I can say. But it exists. And it’s some very interesting people involved with it.” It was previously reported that the one-off record would be exhibited and then sold to the highest bidder. Art Basel takes place in Miami Beach from December 4-7.
Meanwhile, the group performed new song ‘Ruckus In B Minor’ on the Late Show With David Letterman earlier this week. It’ is the opening track on their other new album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, which will go on general release on December 2.
As previously reported, Raekwon and RZA of the group had a very public fall-out over the future of the group and the album. However, it was reported in May that the pair had patched up their differences.
Speaking to NME in July, Raekwon stated that, although he was back on board with making ‘A Better Tomorrow’, he had reservations about making a Wu-Tang Clan album without Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004. He also said that he would have preferred to call the album ‘Wu World Order’.