SCLUZAY presents Once Upon A Time In Shaolin… a Wu-Tang Clan album of which only one single copy exists.
The album, consisting of 31 new tracks exclusively recorded by the entire Wu-Tang Clan encapsulates the Clan’s legendary sound and is produced in the original Wu-Tang style of the 90s. This is the first high-profile album never to be commercially released to the public and the first of its kind in the history of music.
It includes guest appearances by Cher, Redman, Game Of Thrones actress Carice Van Houten, FC Barcelona soccer players and a unique tapestry of guest performers. The album's concept was conceived by Wu-Tang producer Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh. It was produced and recorded in secret over a period of six years by Cilvaringz under the guidance of Clan founder The RZA.
The sole existing exemplar of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, of which all backups and digital files were destroyed, was sold through the New York auction house Paddle 8 on October 8th, 2015 to pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli for a reported sum of 2 Million Dollars, making it the single most expensive musical work ever sold in the history of music, certified by the Guinness Book Of World Records.
It was presented in a hand carved nickel-silver casing designed by the British Moroccan artist Yahya and accompanied by a gold leafed certificate of authenticity, a pair of customized PMC MB2-XBD speakers worth $55.000 and a 174 page volume containing lyrics, credits and anecdotes on the production and recordings of each song. It may not be released to the public until the year 2103.
The inside story behind Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be released on July 11th, 2017 by Flatiron/Macmillan and is written by the author Cyrus Bozorgmehr who served as a senior advisor to the project.