Wu-Tang Clan announced plans for a new album last year, but added a twist for fans: only one copy of 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' would be made.
Travelling the world as an art piece, it would be sold to one buyer before becoming commercially available in 88 years time.
Method Man, though, is “tired” of hearing about the project. XXL asked the rapper for his thoughts, replying: "That shit is fuckin' stupid."
Here's what he said:
“Fuck that album. I’m tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. Fuck that album, if that’s what they are doing. I haven’t heard anything like that, but if they’re doing crap like that, fuck that album. Straight up. I’m just keeping it 100. When music can’t be music and y’all turning it into something else, fuck that. Give it to the people, if they want to hear the shit, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a fuck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the fucking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
Clarifying his views, Method Man explained that while he supported making just one copy of the record he was not on board for the 88 year amnesty. "88 years? Really? If that shit is true, that shit is stupid," he said. "You have to wait 88 years to hear some shit? By that time, it’s going to be fuckin’ played out."
RZA responded to the comments via Twitter:
Everything physical is about time. It's the commodity we sale which is surely limited.Working but not seeing Children grow up is sacrifice— RZA! (@RZA) March 5, 2015
A lot of you are not listening to what is already in front of you. This has always been a Single album concept. No surprises. #new idea— RZA! (@RZA) March 5, 2015