During a new interview with Billboard, RZA claims that they’ve already received separate offers of $2 million and $5 million for that single copy Wu-Tang album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin that they announced last week.
He tells them:
“Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday,” he said via phone from Los Angeles Tuesday, during a break from promotion work on “Brick Mansions,” his forthcoming film with the late Paul Walker, and “Gang Related,” his Fox show launching next month. “I’ve been getting a lot of emails — some from people I know, some from people I don’t know, and they’re also emailing other members of my organization.”
“So far, $5 million is the biggest number,” he continued. “I don’t know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we’re doing is being understood by some. And there are some good peers of mine also, who are very high-ranking in the film business and the music business, sending me a lot of good will. It’s been real positive.”
So if that’s true, they’ve gotta take that offer right? I can’t imagine that anybody would be willing to pay more than that. It’s one thing to send “good will”, it’s another thing entirely to wire $5 million for a CD.
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Previously: Wu-Tang to Release 1 High Priced Copy of New LP