*Page Six confirms that Wu-Tang Clan has sold the lone copy of its album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” through online auction house Paddle8. The unnamed American collector scored the 128-minute-long “art project” for “millions,” the auction house said.
The coveted album was presented in a hand-carved, nickel-and-silver-plated box with a 174-page leather-bound manuscript of lyrics and stories about each song. Sadly, fans of the Hip Hop legends most likely will never score a physical copy of the album, as the mystery buyer will not be able to commercially distribute it for 88 years — though it can be released for free.
Wu member Method Man previously told XXL that an 88 year wait is absurd, believing at the time new broke that fans would literally have to wait 88 years to have a listen, but RZA, the architect behind this unconventional release, responded to his criticism by tweeting:
“@xxl @methodman let us clarify for you. A 88 year “non commercialization”clause. Means corporations can’t buy it & mass produce it for sell”.
So there you have it. You may not get your hands on a physical copy but we suspect you’ll be hearing music from the project streaming online soon.
Meanwhile, Usher is the latest male celeb to use Instagram like a model seeking an invite to a yacht party in Dubai.
First The Game took to Instagram to proudly flaunt his beefcake, now Usher is following up #homoerotic #eggplant with a display of his own bulge that may cause some of you to move a bit closer to your screen to get a better look.
Honestly, we’re not impressed, Usher. Why? You don’t have to do this.
Where’s his ex/baby-momma, Tameka Raymond, when you really need her to spill some tea that will keep Usher occupied on his craft and not selling his a**…???
Usher is doing the most right now.