Wu-Tan Clan are Delivering a Limited Book Encased in a 400-Pound Steel Chamber

'Legacy' is limited to just 36 copies

If the now legendary Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin and its Martin Shkreli saga were not enough, the hip-hop collective has gone unique again.

This time around they have come up with a new book, Legacy, which comes encased in a 400-pound steel chamber and is limited to just 36 copies.

As British music daily NME reports the new coffee table book is a strictly limited edition item, which has been published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal 1993 album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The 300-page leather-bound book features never-before-seen photos of all 10 members of the group captured by photographers including Danny Hasting and Kyle Christy.

The steel chamber’s globe-like design was inspired by the bronze ritual bowls from the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. They were individually designed by artist Gethin Jones, a protégé of Antony Gormley, and are made from steel and bronze. Each is handcrafted to order and costs $360,000.

Earlier this year, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was archived in the Library Of Congress, alongside A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory and Alicia Keys’ Songs In A Minor.

Bob Dylan also recently revealed himself to be a fan of the rap collective in a recent interview. In a Wall Street Journal interview, he praised them and Eminem for their “feeling for words and language”, saying he enjoys “anybody whose vision parallels mine.”

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