A few years back, 2012, a couple of the guys from the Clan sat down with RBMA to talk Wu. The talk lasted for about an hour, and gives some interesting insights. A must watch, or read for the fan. So if you have the time, grab a seat, and turn back time.
Watch Deck go in on some diverse topics. From Triumph, to C.R.E.A.M., to The Flood & mismangement. A good watch/listen.
Last month Wired also dropped an article on the sale of the Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Album. They gave it the interesting title Remember When Martin Shkreli Bought That Single-Copy Wu-Tang Clan Album? Almost as if the album was forgotten about after the fact. Mostly due to the antics of Shkreli, who opened up about the pharamaceutical business like no other before him. And gave us a much more interesting view in how all these companies know how to rip off patients, and hide from it. He wasn’t having any of the latter. Well Wired also published an excerpt of the book, with the most interesting tid bit of sale ever:
Mindful of the fact that only two people in the world had heard the whole thing, we couldn’t risk the buyer listening to the full two hours, then saying no thanks. So we hammered out a skipping scenario where he could listen to ten seconds in the beginning, middle, and end of each track to make sure the audio was all on there.
Did anybody say used car sales tactics?
Remember when the internet lost its mind over something in the contract of Once Upon A Time IN Shaolin with Bill Murray. Like so often, nobody actually fact checked it. And thus another myth was born. This was off course not helped by the silence from the party selling it.
Some of these things might be cleared by the release of a new book. This will detail the whole business deal and how fans got srewed out of hearing the music they love, adored and supported to through the trials & tribulations of the Wu-Tang. Reading the excerpt from the book, it looks like this will be a quick cash grab, at the long tail of the interest in the book. While Shkreli is still in the news. But other than a few interesting facts, be prepared to be dissappointed on a literay plane. Just like this album let the fans down.
…an interested observer online tweeted a (false) quote from a (falsified) contract that claimed to show the (entirely bogus) clause that allowed Wu-Tang Clan and/or Bill Murray — a real-life acquaintance of RZA’s — to steal the album back. As sometimes happens with false tweets about bogus clauses in falsified contracts, the media picked up the story and reported it as if it were real. “I don’t think Bill was ever even aware of the album,” says Bozorgmehr.
In trying to ‘revalue’ music, Cilvaringz has created to most sought after elevator music in the world. Quite the irony for trying to revalue music.