Third World's 23rd album, Patriots, is Executive Produced by Third World Music Group and Co-produced by Dean Pond of Rymshot Productions. The 13 track album features songs such as Front Door (featuring the late, great Gregory Isaacs), You Made Me So Very Happy (a cover of Alton Ellis' timeless hit featuring Marcia Griffiths), By My Side (featuring Tessanne Chin), Good Hearted People (feat. Capleton) and 96 Degrees In the Shade (a remake of the band's classic featuring Stephen and Damian Marley). The album also features, Toots Hibbert, Sly Dumbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Dean Frazier, Inner Circle, Mykal Rose, Jessica Yapp (on violin), Junior Reid, Capleton and Tarrus Riley.
Prior to the release of the album, the band released singles, “Spirit Lives,” a dedication to the people of Haiti and “By My Side” featuring Tessanne Chin. The video for By My Side, which was directed by Adrian Allen, features Robert Townsend's popular online series "Diary of a Single Mom" starring Monica Calhoun, Valery Ortiz, Janice Lynde, Richard Roundtree, Billy Dee Williams and Leon, was also released.