Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin May Be Available To Buy In 88 Years

The one-of-a-kind LP will eventually get a commercial release—emphasis on “eventually.”

March 03, 2015

So, you know that album that Wu-Tang Clan have made? Not last year's A Better Tomorrow: we're talking about the one that features Cher; the one that reportedly exists as a sole physical copy to be auctioned off; the one that everyone thought (falsely) that Skrillex had bought for $5million? According to Forbes, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is eventually going to be made available as more than a museum exhibit and/or auction fodder for world-famous EDM producers—emphasis on the "eventually."

Producer Civalringz told Forbes: "After 88 years the copyright, which includes public and commercial rights, automatically transfers to the owner of the work. However, it will still be his or her choice at that [point] to release it or not release it." The significance of the number 88? It's the number of artists on the original Wu roster, and the total sum of the digits in 2015. Meanwhile, for those 88 years the owner gets to possess a bespoke luxury item, including liner notes in the form of a 174-page leather-bound book.

The news comes as the clan have launched a new auction micro-site for potential buyers. So if you're interested in becoming the sole copyright owner of a new Wu-Tang album 88 years from now (and you have enough money to beat Sonny Moore to it), then get stuck in.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin May Be Available To Buy In 88 Years