The legend surrounding Wu Tang Clan's 'secret' album 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' has just got a lot more interesting.

The hip-hop group recorded the album - their final group effort - between 2006 and 2013 and famously only made one copy of it available to buy earlier this year, with the clause that no one could sell it or distribute it for 88 years. Needless to say, the price tag was fairly hefty with rumours of a figure close to $5 million being whispered.

Now, it seems that someone has actually gone and bought it, with the price tag being 'in the millions' for the 31-track double album.

It was sold via US auction house Paddle8, who say that the deal was done in May with a 'private collector' in the US. 

Will we ever get to hear it? Well, the buyer is allowed to distribute it for free and hold listening parties for it- they're just not allowed to sell it. So if they're an uber-generous person, we may hear it sooner than you think.

Otherwise, by the time it's allowed to be sold, which is in the year 2103 - we'll no doubt be long gone.