Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon speaks out against making fans wait 88 years to hear new album – watch

Just one copy of 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' exists and is expected to make millions at auction

Wu-Tang Clan‘s Raekwon has responded to criticism of the group’s new album from fellow members of the group, and distanced himself from the unorthodox release plan.

Just one copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s mysterious new album, ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, exists and will be sold to the highest bidder at auction. The music cannot be released by its buyer for public consumption for 88 years. Clan member Method Man recently branded the plan “fucking stupid”.

Speaking to NME in an interview you can watch above, Raekwon agreed with Method Man and said that fans need to hear the album while the people who made it are still alive.

“Shit, 88 years is a long fucking time,” Raekwon says. “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.”

Wu-Tang Clan play two UK gigs in June 2015 – at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and Glasgow’s O2 Academy.

Meanwhile, Raekwon’s new solo album, ‘FILA’, is released on April 27.