Wu-Tang Clan collaborate with Cher on $5M album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Singer contributes vocals on two tracks on LP

Wu-Tang Clan have collaborated with Cher on their album ‘The Wu — Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, it has been confirmed.

A representative for the singer has told Rolling Stone that she has recorded vocals for two tracks on the album. It has also been revealed that, on one song, she sings “Wu-Tang, baby. They rock the world”.

Although the singer herself did not comment on the collaboration, her representative said: “She recorded her parts separately, so I don’t believe there was direct interaction.”


Earlier today, meanwhile, a preview of ‘The Wu — Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ was posted online. The hip-hop collective recently revealed that they have made just one copy of the new album and plan to auction it off to the highest bidder. RZA has said that the group have already been offered $5 million (£3,006,070) for their one-off album release.

The new double album will be sold in an engraved silver-and-nickel box created by British-Moroccan artist Yahya and bear the group’s W insignia.

Forbes recently visited Marrakesh to meet the album’s main producer Tarik ‘Cilvaringz’ Azzougarh, who put the album together. One unnamed song featuring a single Ghostface verse from the album is audible on the YouTube clip below.

The group also plan to take the album on a “tour” of museums, galleries and festivals, where they will charge between $30-$50 (£18 to £30) to view and listen to the album. The listening sessions will take place behind heavy security and will use headphones provided by the venue, to prevent the album leaking.

Cilvaringz says the Wu-Tang have discussed London’s Tate Modern as a possible venue for the exhibition.