Wu-Tang Clan is about to release a new album, and only one lucky person will get to actually own it.
Members of the rap group have revealed that just a single issue of their new finished album will be produced.
The lone copy of The Wu - Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is being closely guarded in a Moroccan vault, and will be toured in museums and art galleries before eventually being sold to a wealthy buyer.
"We're about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before," group member Robert "RZA" Diggs said in a recent interview with Forbes. "We're about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We're making a single-sale collector's item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king."
"The music industry is in crisis," members of the group wrote on a new website for the album. "The intrinsic value of music has been reduced to zero. Contemporary art is worth millions by virtue of its exclusivity...By adopting a 400 year old Renaissance-style approach to music, offering it as a commissioned commodity and allowing it to take a similar trajectory from creation to exhibition to sale...we hope to inspire and intensify urgent debates about the future of music."