But by the '90s, Cymande became the recipient of a strong cult following as another track from their debut, "Bra," was included on the soundtrack to Spike Lee's motion picture Crooklyn, and several of their songs were sampled by rap artists (including Raze, Master Ace, MC Solaar, De La Soul, DJ Kool, and the Fugees). Due to sudden interest in Cymande, two compilations were issued -- a British double-CD titled The Message (which collected all three of their albums), a 13-track collection, The Soul of Rasta, and best of all, Renegades of Funk.
Cymande officially reunited in 2012, with most of their original members -- including frontmen Scipio and Patterson. In 2015, they released A Simple Act of Faith, their first album in four decades. John Schroeder, who helmed their earliest sessions, produced the set. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi