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Every Wu-Tang Clan album makes news. But the rap supergroup's latest is different because it's truly "an" album — "as in one copy, that only one person can own," said Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Washington Post. The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was recorded in secret, and will first travel the world to museums, galleries, and festivals, where listeners will be charged for the chance to hear the CD's 31 tracks on headphones. The eventual purchaser will also receive an engraved nickel-and-silver box. Wu-Tang producer RZA claims to have received an early offer of $5 million.