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After nearly ten months at auction, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a two-hour long album that may not be heard by the public for 88 years, has finally been sold to an American collector for a price “in the millions,” according to Forbes and auction house Paddle8. “Millions of what?” you might find yourself asking, given that the album spent much of the year in limbo and was ridiculed even by members of the group who appeared on its 31 tracks.
The new and possibly final Wu-Tang album is more than two hours long. It features 31 tracks, all eight living MCs, most if not all Wu-Tang affiliates (Sunz of Man, Redman, Cher), sirens, bombs, samples from kung fu cinema, and original skits. And it took more than two years to produce, mostly because eighty percent of its vocals were re-recorded to capture the intensity of early Wu-Tang records. The album’s title: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.