These Songs Are As Old As The Wu-Tang Album Will Be When It Finally Comes Out

Flavorwire recently reported that the Wu’s famed one-off, Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, still hasn’t sold, whether it’s because bidding starts at 5 million bones, or because the amount of copyright around an album of this nature is slowing things down.

As many know, the copyright restrictions around Wu Tang’s secret album (provided its owner doesn’t release it to the world for free) won’t expire for another 88 years, or 2103. (Lolz at Ghostface Killah, who told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, “I look at it, like 88 years, most of us is going to be gone by that time,” yes, most of us, probably homie.) For comparison as to how that album might sound to the heads of the future, these are the songs that were big 88 years ago.

“Are You Lonesome Tonight”
Turns out that Elvis classic was actually a cover of this turnt-up, mid-20s banger.

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream”
Gucci Mane will be to 2103 what the Warings Pensylvannians are to today.

“What Do We Do On A Dew-Dew-Dewy Day”
Remember when dudes used to sing like this? All high and stuff? No, before autotune.

“Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”
Add some 808s and speed up this sample and you basically have a Kanye West song, “No One Man Should Have All That Brisket.”

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