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Third World Wide LP

My second studio album, Third World Wide, will take you on the journey of a Syrian navigating today's world.

Join me as I twist the threads of 5 years of world-wandering into my second full-length album. “Third World Wide” tells my story, a chaotic dance of doors opening, slamming shut, and being pried free by sheer force of will.

You will meet friends and hear sounds that sustained my spirit during my refugee journey through Lebanon, India, Nepal, Malaysia, and the United States. The album’s first single, “The Blue Giant,” took me from the streets of Kathmandu where I collaborated with British-Iranian producer Baxtak to the Hollywood studio where the track was mixed into a scene of NCIS: Los Angeles featuring LL Cool J. Upcoming release “Majnoon” explores the absurdities of the hip-hop game over a track all the way from Palestine. I’ll welcome you into my darkest moments with the desolate “Shabah El-Sham” featuring Finland’s Smö and Marleena Arianna. We shot a video on the streets of Kuala Lumpur that will haunt your dreams.

“Third World Wide” challenges those who divide the world into caste-like levels. I am here to prove that nothing is impossible. You can come from the so-called “Third World” and create something worthy of the entire planet’s attention. I’m from Aleppo, an ancient city that has birthed many waves of vibrant, cosmopolitan civilization over the millennia. I will honor that tradition with this album, and I hope you will consider supporting me!

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'Third World Wide' Album Download
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Be first in line – download ‘Third World Wide’ digitally the minute Assasi releases the album!

'Third World Wide' Signed CD

'Third World Wide' Signed CD
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‘Third World Wide’ CD signed to you by Assasi. These signed CDs are exclusive to PledgeMusic. The only other way to get your CD signed is at a show!

CD Bundle: 'Third World Wide' and 'Clinic of Bilad El-Sham'

CD Bundle: 'Third World Wide' and 'Clinic of Bilad El-Sham'
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Start your collection of Assasi’s music with this 2-album set.

Includes ‘Third World Wide’ and Assasi’s first self-produced album, ‘Clinic of Bilad El-Sham’ (2012). ‘Clinic…’ showcases Assasi’s first experiments fusing Middle Eastern music with hip-hop beats and rhymes and features the vocals of Rai singer Cheb Wahid and single ‘Media Btekzob’.

Handcrafted lyric & sketch book

Handcrafted lyric & sketch book
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Arabic lyrics and English translations for each track of ‘Third World Wide’ hand printed and bound by book artist Fox Maasch.

Includes blank pages for you to fill with your own inspiration: poetry, sketches, or anything that moves you! Each of these limited edition pieces is numbered and signed by the artist.

'Third World Wide' CD

'Third World Wide' CD
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Pre-order ‘Third World Wide’ and receive a CD as soon as the album is released!

Deluxe CD Bundle

Deluxe CD Bundle
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This collector’s bundle includes two SIGNED CDs (‘Third World Wide’ and Assasi’s 2012 release, ‘Clinic of Bilad El-Sham’) along with the handmade ‘Third World Wide’ lyric and sketch book.

These signed CDs are exclusive to PledgeMusic. The only other way to get your CD signed is at a show!

‘Clinic of Bilad El-Sham’ showcases Assasi’s first experiments fusing Middle Eastern music with hip-hop beats and rhymes and features the vocals of Rai singer Cheb Wahid and single ‘Media Btekzob’.

The lyric and sketch book contains Arabic lyrics and English translations for each track of ‘Third World Wide’, hand printed and bound by book artist Fox Maasch. Includes blank pages for you to fill with your own inspiration: poetry, sketches, or anything that moves you! Each of these limited edition pieces is numbered and signed by the artist.

'Third World Wide' 12" 150g Vinyl

'Third World Wide' 12" 150g Vinyl
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Fun fact: Assasi loves to collect old-school stuff in his studio! Go back to the future and hear ‘Third World Wide’ on high-quality 12" 150 gram vinyl.

Please allow an additional 6-10 weeks for vinyl production.

Deluxe Vinyl Bundle

Deluxe Vinyl Bundle
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This amazing bundle includes a SIGNED vinyl edition of ‘Third World Wide’ accompanied by the handmade ‘Third World Wide’ lyric and sketch book.

These signed albums are exclusive to PledgeMusic. The only other way to get your album signed is at a show!

Fun fact: Assasi loves to collect old-school stuff in his studio! Go back to the future and hear ‘Third World Wide’ on high-quality 12" vinyl. This one is signed – grab it while it lasts!

The lyric and sketch book contains Arabic lyrics and English translations for each track of ‘Third World Wide’, hand printed and bound by book artist Fox Maasch. Includes blank pages for you to fill with your own inspiration: poetry, sketches, or anything that moves you! Each of these limited edition pieces is numbered and signed by the artist.

Please allow an additional 6-10 weeks for vinyl production.

A Day in the Life Disposable Camera

A Day in the Life Disposable Camera
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What does this guy do all day???

Assasi and Steph will take a day’s worth of pictures on a disposable camera and send it to you to develop. Every set of photos is absolutely unique and gives you a special look into the life of an artist!

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