Valerie Brandes and Laure Deprez of Jacaranda Books have acquired ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN by Cyrus Bozogmehr, the untold story behind the controversial album of the same name by the multi- platinum hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. A deal for UK & Commonwealth rights was struck with Bozogmehr’s agent Juliet Mahony at Lutyens & Rubinstein.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN was an extraordinary experiment in music history. The album took six years in the making, culminating in a single, exquisitely packaged, double-CD that would find itself, through auction, in the hands of the Martin Shkreli, the American investor and pharmaceutical tycoon who the US media coined as America’s “most hated man”.
The book documents the album’s development through the eyes of the project’s senior adviser, Bozogmehr, and offers an insight into one of the most popular hip-hop bands in music history while addressing head-on the dramatic devaluation of music in the eyes of the modern consumer.
Jacaranda Books will publish ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN in November 2017.
Cyrus Bozorgmehr is a creative consultant. He was the senior adviser to the ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN project and worked alongside Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and producer Cilvaringz. He lives in Marrakech, Morocco. Bozorgmehr will be available for interviews and
features, and will visit the UK in Autumn 2017 for a promotional tour.
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