An Animated What-If? The Wu-Tang/Bill Murray Shaolin Caper

A couple of weeks ago, a wonderful hoax began circulating about the sale of Wu-Tang Clan’s one-copy-only Once Upon in the Shaolin CD to The Most Hated Man on the Internet™.  According to this fake source, the terms of the $2 million sale included a codicil that allowed for one attempt by Wu-Tang and, bizarrely, Bill Murray to steal back the album with no legal repercussions

Although completely fake, the concept was fascinating. How would such a caper unfold? Someone wrote up a script for a potential movie. Now we have an animated featurette created by director ProbCause using carefully sampled dialogue. It’s quite brilliant, actually.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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