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Wu-Tang Made a Second, Secret Album

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 25: Ghostface Killah, GZA, Method Man and Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan perform on stage at Brudenell Social Club on July 25, 2013 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images)

In addition to A Better Tomorrow, the 20th anniversary release due this July, Wu-Tang Clan also apparently recorded a second album, called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, in secret. It gets far more complicated: RZA claims they're only making one copy of the double album, which will travel from museum to museum (in an "engraved silver-and-nickel box") being played for paying customers. Then they'll sell the single copy for millions of dollars, like a piece of art. ("This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king," says RZA.) The anti-leak strategy involves "heavy security" and headphone-only listening, which seems optimistic. But if you are interested in paying $30 to $50 to listen to an album once on headphones in a roomful of strangers, then hey! There's a second new Wu-Tang album.

Photo: Andrew Benge/Getty