A one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, ‘The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,’ is headed to the auction block to be sold to the highest bidder.
Forbes magazine reports that online auction house Paddle8 will handle the bidding offers for this rare Wu-Tang project. More information about the auction will be explained during a press conference scheduled for Jan. 28.
What we do know is that Paddle8 will serve as a filter to sort out bogus and legitimate offers during the online bidding.
“This is being positioned both by the Wu-Tang Clan and by Paddle8 as a work of art,” said Paddle8’s rep Sarah Goulet. “It’s truly treating this album, which very well may be the last album that the Wu-Tang Clan makes together, as a one-of-a kind, special property that is worth the price.”
Last year, we informed you that this rare Wu-Tang Clan LP will feature all of the members rapping over production handled by Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh. The secret album — no songs have been released yet — will be encased in a handcrafted silver-and-nickel box designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, which comes in another handmade wooden treasure chest.
Given that the hip-hop collective’s last album, ‘A Better Tomorrow,’ didn’t garner a huge response from consumers, we’re not sure if this effort will attract much interest, especially, since the RZA didn’t produce any of the songs.