Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA shocked fans when he said that their Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album would not be released for another 88 years. Apparently, this was not a decision made with input from all eight members of the Clan.
In a sit down with XXL, Meth seemed unaware when asked about the timetable that RZA had laid out. “What do you mean 88 years?” he initially said when asked about the album. After he was filled in about the plan, he snapped.
“F–k that album,” he said. “I’m tired of this s–t and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. F–k 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–k 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–k 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 f–k; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the f–ing music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
The rapper/actor said he liked the idea of selling the album for a large amount but feels that making the fans wait 88 years for music is less than smart.
“I dug the whole idea in the beginning,” he said. “I’m like, ‘Wow, this has never been done before.’ I was cool with s–t. But now, this is ridiculous. 88 years? Really? If that s–t is true, that s–t is stupid. You have to wait 88 years to hear some s–t? By that time, it’s going to be f—in’ played out. If it ain’t already played out. I hope that’s a rumor. Whoever said that, that shit is f—in’ stupid.”
Tical is currently working on his next album, Methlab.