Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Going To January Online Auction
Even after a reported (by RZA) $5 million offer, the Wu-Tang Clan wants to see if their guarded, completed album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin can draw more interest. Dazed Digital reports that the Clansmen will take the single-copy LP, recorded in Marrakesh, Morocco, produced by Cilvaringz, will appear on the online auction platform Paddle8 later this month.
Paddle8’s reputation has been reportedly built in digital art sales. The company welcomes this groundbreaking opportunity to sell a one-of-a-kind album with vocals by RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Ghostface Killah, as well as potentially Cappadonna.
“We are honored that the Wu-Tang Clan has selected Paddle8 as the partner for the extraordinary sale of their one-of-a-kind album,” Paddle8 co-founder Alexander Gilkes explained to The New York Observer.
Paddle8 is said to be verifying bidders to avoid false and non-paying bids on the album, which is touted to possibly be the final works of the legendary New York City collective, which also includes late member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. In May of last year, an early snippet confirmed that a guest vocalist on Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is none other than veteran Pop star and acclaimed actress Cher.
At this time, Paddle8’s website has not announced the auction terms or date.
Last month, Wu-Tang Clan released their sixth studio album, A Better Tomorrow, their first since 2007, and their first release as a unit with Warner Bros. Records.