Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man is outraged over a copyright clause banning the group's new album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin from release for almost 90 years.

The hip-hop stars plan to sell just one copy of the 31-track record, which took five years to make, and fans had hoped the owner will eventually release the tracks to a wider audience.

However, the band's producer Cilvaringz has claimed a clause in the conditions of sale will ban the owner from releasing the music publicly and profiting from its content for 88 years, and Method Man is furious about the loophole.

He tells XXL Magazine, "I'm tired of this s**t and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. F**k that album, if that's what they are doing... Give it to the people, if they want to hear the s**t, let them have it. Give it away free. I don't give a f**k; that ain't making nobody rich or poor.

"Give the f**king music out. Stop playing with the public, man. This is ridiculous. 88 years, really? If that s**t is true, that s**t is stupid."

The record will be sold online by auction house Paddle8 and is expected to make millions.