Thursday, September 10, 2015

Once Upon a Time in shaolin...

One double-LP copy of the album was made in 2014 which, along with a custom vinyl player, was stored in a vault in Morocco. The album is to be auctioned to the highest bidder through Paddle8 in early 2015.A legal agreement with the purchaser states it cannot be resold until 2103, although it can be released for free or played during listening parties.On March 3rd,2015, the album was detained at JFK Airport for three hours while border control determined the contents of the custom vinyl player.The buyer can decide whether or not they want to release the LP. The double LP will be sold through art dealers Paddle8, and is 128 minutes long. Cher makes a cameo on the album, as well as Redman, Carice Van Houten and players from FC Barcelona’s soccer team. Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is reminiscent of the Clan’s early ’90s sound, with soul samples, clips of movie dialogues, and gritty rapping over sound effects of rain and thunder. The project is produced by RZA’s apprentice, Moroccan rapper and producer Tarik ‘Cilvaringz’ Azzougar, and all original members (except ODB,of course) appear on the album.Also,several Wu affiliates are featured on this project.
Tracklist ​Shaolin School 1. Entrance (Intro) (1:57) 2. Rivals (4:12) 3. Staple Town Pt. 1 (Interlude) (0:44) 4. Ethiopia (7:55) 5. Handkerchief (0:49) 6. Staple Town Pt. 2 (Interlude) (1:10) 7. The Pillage of ’88 (6:52) 8. Centipedes (7:14) 9. The Widow’s Tear (3:55) 10. Sorrow (5:45) Allah School 1. Sustenance (Intro) (0:43) 2. Lions (6:08) 3. Since Time Immemorial (2:32) 4. The Slaughter Mill (6:31) 5. The Brute (3:24) 6. Iqra (7:23) 7. Flowers (5:49) 8. Poisoned Earth (4:34) 9. Shaolin (6:14) 10. Freedom [Interlude] (2:25) 11. The Sword Chamber (4:05) 12. Unique (2:32) 13. The Bloody Page (5:09) 14. The Saga Continuous (6:58) 15. Salaam (Outro) (1:31) 16. Shaolin Soul [Exit] (3:41)