There’s truly a Kickstarter project for just about everything. Case in point: a new fundraising effort to pool together $5 million to buy the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, which the group is planning make available to only one lucky person.
Last month, Wu-Tang Clan member Robert “RZA” Digg described the album, called The Wu — Once Upon a Time In Shaolin, as a true collectors item, something equivalent to “having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”
The group’s already been offered $5 million for it, putting it well out of the reach of normal humans. And that’s not sitting well with two twenty-somethings from California and Utah, who have taken to Kickstarter to raise those funds collectively, then distribute the album to backers:
For all the fans who won’t be able to pay 30-50 bucks to listen to a double album in one sitting, let’s raise enough money to buy this album and then turn around and give it away for free. Wu members can still get their CREAM and the rest of us get to enjoy an epic album instead of some uber rich bastard keeping it to himself like a collector’s item.
As the founder of this group I pledge to not keep a single penny of the money raised. Every cent will be bid to win the album. If we don’t get it then everyone gets their money back.
So far that plea has brought in $695 from more than 131 backers, a very small chunk on the way to the $5 million goal. If the goal isn’t met, that money goes back to the backers.
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