Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, their ridiculously exclusive, one-of-a-kind album that will only be able to heard in museums, and by whoever can afford to buy it, has a pair of Wu-Tang Clan fans worried. Russell Meyer and Calvin Okoth-Obbo are specifically worried that it'll end up in the hands of "some Saudi oil baron's kid spending his dad's money to collect a trophy and then he'll keep the album to himself and fans the world over will suffer."

To make sure that doesn't happen they've taken to Kickstarter, and are asking for fans of Wu Tang the world over to help them raise $5million dollars so they can buy it for themselves and put its contents out for free. The figure isn't just some crazily high amount they pulled out of thin air, it matches the highest bid RZA claims the group have already received for the album.

The projects Kickstarter page doesn't make mention of how this whole project foes against the point of the whole album, but Meyer does say: "I can’t imagine RZA being upset if enough Wu-Tang fans get together and raise enough money to purchase [the album]" in an Interview with DNAinfo New York.

It's not clear what'll happen to the silver and nickel plated physical copy if this campaign is successful, but the two men behind it gave some ideas in the same interview: with Okoth-Obbo brainstorming: “We could rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to hold it,” and Meyer: "Or we could do a vote or raffle of all backers to see who keeps it."

At the moment, it's looking like they're going to need a miracle to pull this thing off. Doing so would make them the fifth most funded Kickstarter project in history, just below the recently released Veronica Mars film, but if you want to help out you've got until June 9th to put some cash down.

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