The self-titled Cymande compilation is one of my favorite discs ever. It infiltrated our crew during our early college years, and became the soundtrack to our late teens and twenties. From winter cyphers to summer road trips, it got extended burn throughout—I even sampled one of the songs on my first Stan Ipcus album. And I still listen to it all the time. In fact, I was just talking about them with my boy Matis the other day.
Anyway, pardon the randomness of this post, but last night I came across a couple sweet live Cymande videos from an in-studio session at KCRW earlier this year that I’d like to share. Check them out performing “The Message” up top, and “Bra” below. Enjoy, and watch the full performance HERE.