Wu Tang is releasing Once Upon A Time In Shaolin to the highest bidder. Let's raise money, win the bid & give the music away for free.
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Good job by everyone, we gave a good effort
Although we weren't successful this round, great idea and I really appreciate the effort
The half way intelligent thing to do would have been to do a raffle on the actual (valuable) item for all people who donated with every 5$ donated equal to one raffle ticket, and with any donation under 5$ giving you a digital copy. Personally I donated 1$ but would have bought a few $5 raffle tickets. Headlines would have read "$5 KickStarter raffle for single Wu-Tang album worth millions!" Good job... Wu-Tang forever! RIP ODB! 685 backers... That's WEAK SON!
Hopefully whoever buys it, will be generous enough to release it to us all!
Rza has already received a bid for 5 mill, that was the basis for the amount Sanskar. I agree though, lofty goal for sure.
a $5,000,000 goal was way too much...I doubt the real copy will even sell for that much. It'll make it's way out there sooner or later.
If we get there or not the RZA should fly each one of us to have a private listening of the album. We are with no doubt the 700 most die hard Wu fans out there.
I can understand why fans wouldn't want to get in on this after the Wu's last few group efforts left much to be desired. But c'mon really!?
You should edit your description to make a mention of it and give a link to the blog post. It's a legally important issue!
Yeah, on their official blog they've said that whoever owns the album will have the right to distribute it if they desire.
I hope very much that this reaches its goal, but I wanted to comment on the fact that there is no mention copyright or licensing in this project. Just because you own a recording doesn't give you the right to distribute the content. Has Wu Tang explicitly stated that they are transferring copyrights to the owner of the physical record?
Where are all the Fans? Ima do some serious work today on tryin to get ppl up on this
Funny, I thought the Wu-Tang Clan had more than 624 fans?
Dope look out to Kit and Jake. Lets go yall we need more supporters
WC, I'm sorry you took that as discriminatory, not my intention at all. I just referenced a random character who would have a lot of money. I could have as easily said "some spoiled movie producer's daughter who aspires to have her own reality show." Apologies if you were offended.
So how do you know it may be some Saudi oil baron's kid? No need to discriminate. There are a lot of greedy rich bastards all over the world.
yeah, they haven't gotten back to me or reached out but have claimed to in multiple sources. it's very weird.
Have they got back to you yet? I expect not, it seems they campaign theyre running over there is super shady. Even to the point of deleting comments asking about how they will refund the money in the event that their $808 doesn't turn into $5mil.... Before I thought you should join forces, but now Im skeptical.... glad I supported this one
Bernard, I gave someone from that group my email to put us in contact but they have yet to reach out to me. We're all for unification and max support.
YOOOO WU TANG DISICIPLES ON FACE BOOK SAID THEY BEEN TRYIN TO GET IN TOUCH WITH U. THERE THE ONES DOIN IT ON INDIGO OR WHATEVER IT IS. LETS REUNITE MAN WE GOTTA GET THIS ALBUM. WU TANG
Matthew, to keep in line with your thinking how about on the site where we would be giving away the album download, there would be space to recognize our top backers. Do a little bio, give them their props for being top givers.
By the way, prayers go out to Andre Johnson aka Christ Bearer. Get well homie!
Wu Tang 4ever! Donated what I could. Will donate $$$$ every chance I get. Thanks for supporting true Wu fans!!!!
On previous comment: adding more rewards doesn't make it more exclusive. It's just a way to encourage people to pick more than $1. We're clearly not going to get five million people to chip in a dollar, so let's do the most to actually succeed.
Right now we have a little less than $4k, I don't think we can make that request and be considered just yet but it's an interesting idea were we able to grow this into a substantial amount of money.
I second Kenn's statement. We should give them the money with one demand. The demand being that they all sit down together at the same time and work on it.
Kenn, we better raise a lot more money then, haha.
Tyler, do you have a link to the indiegogo project? I haven't been contacted by anyone from that group.
They've got this exact project on indiegogo. We need to unify our efforts if we have any hope of raising such an exorbitant amount of money. I'm confident that there are enough Wu fans to do this, but not if we're divided. Wu-tang forever!
If we don't make the goal I vote we offer the Wu the money to make us an album....
We gotta get this album because I believe "A Better Tomorrow" LP will be weak
Love the optimism and the support Bernard
I believe we can reach that amount by June. I put it on my page on facebook
Agreed Anonymous, please spread the word as much as you can backers.
Hi Russell and all.
I like this. But I liked the Death Star project. And the X-Wing project more.
Millions of dollars is a height very few projects achieve.
So you reached out to RZA, lets do this. you're not likely to hit our mark without ALOT of sharing.
Let's crowdsource ideas for increasing the average pledge. It currently sits under $7.
Russell and Calvin, you guys could make reward levels with T-shirts, mixtapes, physical copies of the CD when it's released, etc. What else can people think of?
...cash rules everything..
props to to creator though cleverpiece of disruption - 5 million fat ones to the irrepressible collective? Seems almost obscene
Bernard, it will be put online and made available for free download, so yes, everyone could get one.
I got your back on this one. Great idea
I just donated. If we raise enough will we all get a copy?
I'll do that Clark, thanks for the tip and please, all backers, feel free to share links yourself on sites and in social media. The more we spread the word, the better.
To try and get the word spread please submit this to RZA via wutangcorp.com or Twitter!
We'll make the album available for free download and then it can be shared anywhere fans want to place it Sluice_Box.
If we win please rip this album to FLAC.
I sent you a message Joshua but no, we'd most likely donate it to a museum. Seems weird for a big collaborative effort for any one person to get to keep it. Our focus is getting the music out to fans who can appreciate it. The packaging of the content isn't important.
Who will keep the actual, physical album? You?
I am curious to see where this is going.
Maxime, that's awesome, Wu-Tang is international, let's hope the project goes that way too.
Matthew, we may consider tiered rewards but we want this to be as accessible to everyone as possible.
I think that in order for this to have a chance of being successful, you should make some more reward levels. They don't have to be anything fancy -- just different levels of "thank you", even.
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