There Is A Pop Superstar Heads Might’ve Missed From The Wu-Tang Clan Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Teaser…
Yesterday (May 6) brought the first listen (by “any civilians” anyway) of the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, Wu—Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Recorded and under lock and key in Marrakesh, Morocco, this one-of-one, open-market auction LP is helmed by longtime Wu affiliate Cilvaringz, who shared just under a minute of the audio with Forbes’ Zack O’Malley-Greenburg.
The audio reveals some Ghostface Killah portions, among other members, as Cilvaringz reveals that not even the artists who made the album are privy to copies. However, what may have been lost on some Heads yesterday is that a certain veteran Pop music superstar and Oscar-award winner is also in the mix.
Rolling Stone now reports that it is none other than Cher who croons, “Wu-Tang, baby. They rock the world.” What’s more, the video suggests that there is more than one vocal contribution on the LP from the former cofounder of Sonny & Cher, and star of 1987 multiple Academy Awarded film, Moonstruck.
However, yesterday was not the first time this was even confirmed by the Wu-Tang Clan. For over two months, the album’s website listed “Bonnie Jo Mason” as a guest. Cher die-hards may know the name, but few picked up on it, as Bonnie Jo Mason was the name used on Cher’s first record, all the way back in 1964. Prince Rakeem and The Genius can relate to how this career attribute. From “Cherchez La Ghost” to just Cher…
Previously, the Clan has worked with ’60s vets like Ron Isley, Isaac Hayes, and George Clinton on their group albums. How do you feel about Cher’s foray into Hip-Hop albums, and the Wu circle being opened up wider than ever before?
Check out the full Rolling Stone report on Cher-meets-Shaolin.