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Today, Forbes.com provides (via Consequence of Sound) our first preview of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" with a 51-second audio stream. According to Zack O'Malley Greenburg, who traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco to sample the album, the as-yet-unidentified Ghostface Killah song seems to features vocals from Cher, though a representative for the group wouldn't confirm either way.
In an interview with Greenburg, producer Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh described the album as "a conceptual record where you're trying to go back to '93-'97, that glorious time. To get brothers into that mode again, as if they just came off the street, as if they were still out there trying to make a living and surviving, it's difficult. … You're trying to get them into an aggressive mode and the beats are aggressive, and funny enough, it drew it out of them, the beats actually commanded the way they performed." Cilvaringz went on to note that 80% of the vocals had to be redone, because they lacked the right energy or anger.
Cilvaringz revealed that Wu-Tang has received several offers for the album, but they're using a broker to ensure the legitimacy of potential buyers. He also said there is a great deal of interest for the group's planned museum tour, with interested parties ranging from renowned museums to major universities.
Forbes has posted a video documenting Greenburg's journey to Morocco and also offers a look at the album's elaborate artwork. The music begins at the 9:00 mark.