RZA Responds To Reports 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' Isn't A "Real" Wu-Tang Album

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After several Wu affiliates call the purpose of the LP into question, the producer fires back.

(AllHipHop News) Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, is back in the news again. The latest attention on the LP came when convicted criminal Martin Shkreli put the project up for auction on eBay.

Then Bloomberg ran an article on September 14 titled "Martin Shkreli’s $2 Million Wu-Tang Album Might Not Be a Wu-Tang Album." The piece featured commentary from Wu affiliates Shyheim and Killa Sin as well as U-God's manager Domingo Neris and Method Man's manager James Ellis.

Shyheim, Killa Sin, Neris, and Ellis each suggested Once Upon a Time was not a true Wu-Tang Clan album, because they claim it was first presented to them as a project by producer Cilvaringz. Original Wu member RZA was involved in the creation of the secret album, and he responded to the Bloomberg article on Twitter.

"It’s funny to hear 2 journalists, 2 managers & 2 of my students think they can define a ‘real’ Wu-Tang Clan album better than the founder???" tweeted RZA.

The bidding has ended on Shkreli's eBay auction. According to the listing, the final bid for Once Upon a Time in Shaolin hit $1,025,100.