Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Copies Wu-Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Idea
With Wu-Tang Clan’s sole copy of Wu-Tang: Once Upon A Time In A Shaolin drawing mid-seven figure offers, a new revenue model for cult-championed artists has emerged. In less than four months, another early 1990s Hip-Hop outfit is reportedly following suit.
Per a TMZ report, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is planning to make a single copy of a reunion album, with a million-dollar price-tag.
The Cleveland, Ohio diamond-selling quintet is planning a full reunion (presumably including oft-estranged members Bizzy Bone and Flesh-N-Bone) with this fundraising album, and corresponding tour. Details are still pending.
After a lengthy tenure on Eazy E’s Ruthless Records, B.T.N.H. reunited in 2010 with a Warner Bros. Records contract for Uni5: The World’s Rebellion, a complete reunion effort with DJ U-Neek production. Following the recording, Bizzy Bone again distanced himself from Krayzie, Layzie, Flesh, and Wish, citing creative differences and a financial dispute.
What groups or artists do you think will keep this idea going? Think RZA, Ghostface Killah and the Wu-Tang Clan should have a chip on their shoulders?