Wu Tang Clan Once Upon A Time In Shaolin

Listen to 51 Seconds of Wu-Tang’s $5 Million Album

Once upon a time...in Marrakech.

Wu-Tang’s decision to release only one copy of their album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin for $5 million has been surrounded by controversy, with debates over whether the limited release is actually good music. Some Wu fans are worried they won’t get to hear the album, and have even tried to liberate the project via Kickstarter.

Since breaking the story in March, Forbes has traveled to Morocco to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. In the 13-minute clip, titled “Once Upon A Time In Marrakech: Unlocking Wu-Tang’s Secret Album,” fans can hear a snippet from the album featuring Ghostface Killah.

Watch the mini-documentary in the player up top, and listen for the snippet around the 9 minute mark.

[h/t Forbes]


According to Rolling Stone the female vocals heard in the snippet above is legendary singer Cher. If you listen closely you can hear Cher singing “Wu-Tang, baby. They rock the world,” at the end of the track.

Although this is the first time anyone has acknowledged Cher’s involvement in Once Upon A Time in Shaolin it was never really a secret. If you go to the album’s website it states that it “includes special guest appearances by Bonnie Jo Mason.” Cher’s first single without Sonny Bono, “Ringo, I Love You,” was under that same pseudonym. Cher has had in hand in two songs on the album.

[ h/t Rolling Stone]

Wu Tang Clan Once Upon A Time In Shaolin

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  • m0st_d0m

    that fool didnt even know it was ghostface//

  • Crossndot

    I meditated to the short clip. My nervous system was feeling it.

  • Matt

    Forbes really couldn’t get someone that knew just a little bit about rap to do this mini-doc?

  • EL_SupeR-BEaSTO

    What you see is the actual artwork, which houses the cd …..”sure”

    what a fuckin tool

  • Wu-Head

    Preview of that track starts at 09:07


    Lol watch them randomly drop that album in stores for retail price one day.

  • pedro

    Its not on Vinyl! that blew my mind