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Method Man Has Some Strong Feelings About That Secret Wu-Tang Album

And they aren't good.

If it sounds ridiculous that you may have to wait 88 years to hear Wu-Tang Clan’s single-copy album, The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Method Man, one of the Wu’s most formidable members, thinks producer Cilvaringz’s assertion that the LP’s copyright prevents its buyer from sharing the content with the group’s fans is stupid, too.

“I dug the whole idea in the beginning,” Meth told XXL recently. “ I’m like, ‘Wow, this has never been done before.' I was cool with sh-t. But now, this is ridiculous. Eighty-eight years, really? By that time, it’s going to be f-ckin’ played out. If it ain’t already played out. I hope that’s a rumor. Whoever said that, that sh-t is f-ckin’ stupid.”

The Ticallion Stallion was onboard with the artistic concept of the project initially, but he’s not happy about the alleged legalese surrounding the record.

“I’m tired of this sh-t and i know everybody else is tired of it, too,” he said. “F-ck that album, if that’s what they are doing.”

Meth’s take on the scenario is part of a growing concern about how new material will ultimately be shared with the public. Taylor Swift and Bjork didn’t approve of their music being streamed on Spotify, so they opted out.

And these days, artists have grown tired of the standard album rollout, so acts like Drake and Beyoncé just drop them out of nowhere, a kind of "no publicity" publicity stunt, ultimately resulting in a better public response, anyway.

There's a school of thought that the Wu's planning is just another grandiose attempt to attract attention. If that's the case, it doesn't sit well with the Methlab MC.

"When music can’t be music and y’all turning it into something else, f-ck that," he added. "Give it to the people, if they want to hear the s--t, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a f-ck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the f-cking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”