It’s been a while since we heard any news about Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album that was secretly recorded over the last few years.
The album won’t be made publicly available—instead, it’ll be sold to a single buyer, who will do with it whatever he or she wants. Now, RZA has told Forbes that the album will be sold through Paddle8, an online-only auction house.
“We will announce Paddle8 as [the] official auction house,” RZA said in an electronic message sent to Forbes.
No added details regarding the sale were revealed, but according to Forbes, a micro-site with more information on the sale will launch later this month. “That’s something that auction houses–Christie’s, Sotheby’s, all the way down to Paddle8–do quite frequently,” Paddle8′s Sarah Goulet said, according to Forbes. “It’s price upon request.”
It’s unclear what amount Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will sell for, but in an interview last year, RZA did reveal that he was offered $5 million for the album. “Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday,” RZA said during an interview with Billboard in April of last year. “I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails — some from people I know, some from people I don’t know, and they’re also e-mailing other members of my organization.”
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