Wu-tang Clan's RZA

Wu-tang Clan's RZA

The Wu-Tang Clan's plans to sell just one single copy of their new double album is already paying off, the rappers have been offered $5 million for the disc.

Group leader RZA revealed last week that Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which took five years to record, will be presented in "a hand carved nickel-silver box" designed by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, and will be displayed at art exhibitions around the world before going up for sale.

The idea was to turn the 31-track CD into a one-of-a-kind collector's item - and the hip-hop collective has already been flooded with offers from rich fans.

RZA tells Billboard.com, "So far, $5 million is the biggest number. I don't know how to measure it (the success of the planned project), but it gives us an idea that what we're doing is being understood by some".

Once Upon A Time In Shaolin isn't the only project the group is working on, the rappers also plan to release a 20th anniversary album this summer.

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