Creating albums is costly, and no-one else knows that more than Wu-Tang Clan's RZA.
Wu-Tang began production on their sixth studio album, A Better Tomorrow, in 2011. Since then, RZA has admitted that he has spent over $500,000 on costs associated with creating the album including studio time and other expenses from his own money.
To make matters worst, RZA doesn't believe he's going to ever get the money back. He revealed to the New York Times that he has paid for everything, "I’m already over budget. Maybe I’ll net out a half-million-dollar loss."