The 3rd World (Immortal Technique album)

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The 3rd World
Immortal Technique - The 3rd World.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 24, 2008 (2008-06-24)
GenreHip hop, Underground hip hop, Political hip hop
LabelViper Records; Fontana
ProducerSouthPaw, DJ Green Lantern, Buckwild, Bronze Nazareth, Scram Jones
Immortal Technique chronology
Revolutionary Vol. 2
The 3rd World
The Martyr
Singles from The 3rd World
  1. "The 3rd World"
Professional ratings
Review scores
About4.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX4.5/5 stars[2]
Hip-Hop Linguistics4.5/5 stars[3]
RapReviews4.5/5 stars[5]

The 3rd World is the third and last studio album by rapper Immortal Technique, following a five-year absence since Revolutionary Vol. 2.[6] It was released on June 24, 2008, on Viper Records.[6] The 3rd World peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200 chart.[7] He claimed in an interview from September 2009 to have sold more than 60,000 copies.[8] The album was conceived while recording material for other forthcoming projects with DJ Green Lantern and Southpaw.[9]

In 2009 Immortal Technique used the proceeds from this album to fund and construct an orphanage in Afghanistan.[10]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 "Death March" DJ Green Lantern 2:57
2 "That's What It Is" Spictacular 4:34
3 "Golpe De Estado" Veneno and Temperamento SouthPaw 4:35
4 "Harlem Renaissance" DJ Green Lantern and SouthPaw 4:03
5 "Lick Shots" Chino XL and Crooked I SouthPaw and Akir 4:44
6 "Apocrypha" (Interlude) Sick Jacken 0:42
7 "The 3rd World" DJ Green Lantern 4:44
8 "Hollywood Driveby" Sick Jacken & Cynic of Psycho Realm Shuko, Southpaw and DJ GI Joe 6:45
9 "Reverse Pimpology" Mojo The Cinematic of Dujeous Metaphysics 4:30
10 "Open Your Eyes" Mesone and SouthPaw 5:15
11 "Payback" Diabolic and Ras Kass Bronze Nazareth 4:26
12 "Adios, Uncle Tom" (Skit) Poison Pen SouthPaw and Immortal Technique 0:40
13 "Stronghold Grip" Poison Pen and Swave Sevah Buckwild 4:03
14 "Mistakes" Scram Jones 3:24
15 "Parole" (Evil Genius Mix) DJ Green Lantern 3:59
16 "Crimes of the Heart" Maya Azucena SouthPaw, Shuko 8:33

(Hidden Tracks: "Apocalypse Remix ft. Akir & Pharoahe Monch", "Watchout Remix" & "Rebel Arms")


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200 99
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 36
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 12


  1. ^ About review Archived 2008-07-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Hip-Hop Linguistics review
  4. ^ Okayplayer review
  5. ^ review
  6. ^ a b Immortal Technique set to release first album in five years
  7. ^ The Third World charts and awards at Allmusic
  8. ^ "The 10 Questions Series: Immortal Technique". Flawless September 16, 2009. Archived from the original on September 17, 2011. Retrieved Sep 27, 2009.
  9. ^ "Immortal Technique: 3rd Eye Vision". AllHipHop. June 23, 2008.
  10. ^ "Home from Afghanistan - Immortal Technique". Omeid International. March 4, 2009. Retrieved Feb 22, 2011.