Earlier this week it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan’s infamous $5 million album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin cannot be released for 88 years even after somebody purchases it. XXL then asked Clan member Method Man about his thoughts about the 9-decade haitus, with which he gives a comprehensive response below.
“88 years? Really? If that sh*t is true, that sh*t is stupid. You have to wait 88 years to hear some sh*t? By that time, it’s going to be f*ckin’ played out. F*ck that album. I’m tired of this sh*t and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. F*ck 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*ck 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*ck that. Give it to the people, if they want to hear the sh*t, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a f*ck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the f*cking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
Group founding member and in-house producer RZA took to twitter to respond to Method Man and XXL: