Flora

SERMON 1

 

When the weakest members of society take history into their own hands, they can change the world.
– HenryLouisGates

I wanted a place. A place where the hyper creative were honored. A place where the unapologetic, raw and imperfect could drink. A place where the unpolished were recognized for the treasures they truly possessed. A place where the overlooked and marginalized, the culture shapers and trendsetters, could set their feet. You’ve drank from the experience of our water but never re-filled our cup. You’ve told our story through your lens, but its time to turn the camera back around, cue the mic and let the beautifully human, all too raw and real lives speak out for themselves, and have a sustained platform to do so.

That’s why S3R is here.

I couldn’t find a place where the rawer, the louder, the crazier, the more creative, the more abstract, the more transparent, the more unhinged and unlimited… the better. A place where we focus on saying these minorities, this financial class, this gender, this sexual orientation matters. So I built it.

Her name is S3R, she’s unapologetically black, gay, goth, punk, transgendered, hood, feminine, poor, in-prisoned and lit… and so are her friends. We tell their stories here at S3R, the Sound of Underground.

Written by The 83rd
The 83rd is an American record producer, engineer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and label owner residing in Brooklyn, NY. The 83rd started his career on grammy winner Maurice Joshua's production team in 2004. While working with Maurice, he was commissioned to do remixes for artist such as Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Ginuwine and many more. Since then he's gone on to produce, engineer, songwrite and remix artist such as DJ Slugo, Dreamcrusher, Eartheater, TRiPPJONES, Copeland, Angel Haze, Jamie xx, Tinashe, Moon Boots, Cheryl Cole, Janine, Telepathe, Rookie of the Year, A$AP Ant, Nic Hanson, Ski Beatz and worked as an in-house producer for Dame Dash's Blu Roc Imprint. In 2017, he released his solo full-length album, Again I, through his own label Sermon 3 Recordings. He also founded S3R News, a leading news media outlet for underground music, news and culture. The 83rd is known for his extremely experimental style of music production and genre less approach to music, working with noise, hardcore, electronic and industrial artists, as well as RnB, indie folk, blues and gospel. He is also noted in having Synesthesia, which he says strongly influences the sonic and visual directions of his music.