Method Man isn’t really for the unique release of the new Wu-Tang album

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The Wu-Tang Clan kinda already released their comeback album. A Better Tomorrow, which dropped in December, sold an underwhelming 25,000 copies in its first week on the shelves, was billed as the Wu’s reunion, but there was a small caveat. There was another album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, that would be sold in a rather unique way. Only 1 copy exists, and it comes with an 88-year copyright so the eventual proprietary can’t share the project. Naturally, people are putting up serious bank for this album, and the last reported bid was something in the ballpark of $5 million.

Recently, Method Man talked to XXL about the album, and he had some pretty strong comments to make.


F*ck that album. I’m tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. F*ck that album, if that’s what they are doing. I haven’t heard anything like that, but if they’re doing crap like that, f*ck that album. Straight up. I’m just keeping it 100. When music can’t be music and y’all turning it into something else, f*ck that. Give it to the people. If they want to hear the sh*t, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a f*ck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the f*cking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.

There will clearly be no easy way to do this. Early in the process, Raekwon didn’t appear to be on board, and now Method Man doesn’t sound like he likes what’s going on. As usual, we’ll wait for RZA to confirm or deny what’s really happening.