Wu-Tang Clan fans have been thirsting over the possibility of hearing the one-of-a-kind, secret album from the group ever since RZA made it public knowledge last year. With Once Upon a Time In Shaolin about to be auctioned off via the site Paddle8, Forbes has learned that even after the album is sold to the single buyer, there will be an 88-year copyright on the project that will prohibit the buyer from sharing the project in any capacity. "After 88 years the copyright, which includes public and commercial rights, automatically transfers to the owner of the work. However, it will still be his or her choice at that [point] to release it or not release it," revealed producer Civalringz.
So, this basically means that even though the project is set to be sold in the near future, fans probably still won't be able to hear the album during their lifetime. Why 88 years though? Well, the significance of that number is that it is the total number of artists on the original Wu-Tang Clan roster added together in 2015.