Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
It took hip-hop a couple of decades to become ingrained in pop music, but the genre's influence shows on Len's You Can't Stop the Bum Rush. The members of Len might not agree--after all, they probably consider themselves a... more »
It took hip-hop a couple of decades to become ingrained in pop music, but the genre's influence shows on Len's You Can't Stop the Bum Rush. The members of Len might not agree--after all, they probably consider themselves a hip-hop act, and they've got a case, what with their lineup (which incorporates a DJ and a couple of MCs), their use of loops and samples (from the Andrea True Connection, the Bar Kays, Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel, and the big mack daddy himself, John Travolta), and guests like Biz Markie, Kurtis Blow, and Mr. Dibbs. But there's something very pop at the core of Len, and it's what makes Bum Rush so special--as hip-hop becomes harder and more experimental, Len rediscover a very vital part of the history. Filled with keyboards, dance rhythms, harmonies, stoner humor, and Sugar Ray-ish party vocals, Bum Rush is pure pop for the hip-hop generation. The album keeps things light but never skimps in delivering single after single; they may all prove disposable, but why worry about that now? --Randy Silver
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Matt F. from LE CLAIRE, IA
Reviewed on 8/20/2006...
One hit wonders, but the whole album has a fairly lighthearted outlook on life that is refreshing.
Some are great. Others, well.....
Marc Kloszewski | 12/08/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The CD has some very catchy songs and a variety of beats. Sometimes I'm wondering if I'm listening to the same group all together. I like listening to 1 and 3 the most, but a couple of the others are pretty good. If you don't care for rap then you'll be skipping some songs. There is a mix of dance, hip-hop, and eighties sounds that should prove to keep you listening, but I could do without some repeated four letter words. This was a disappointment, because the music was great, but the lyrics belonged to wu-tang. Sorry, but minimal CD life without getting shelved for mixing later with other songs from other short lived bands."
Fantastic return to old school with a twist
jamminbread | tn | 05/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It seems the teenie boppers who were expecting to hear more of the same from "steal my sunshine" (which is a super tune in its own right) were a bit disappointed with the rest of the cuts. I grew up listening to Kurtis Blow, Planet Patrol, Grandmaster Flash, Whodini, and Newcleus, to name a few.......and Len as a crew has captured the intensity of old school style and added a next generation edge. If you are a fan of old school, you will be jamming this cd in your car with the windows rolled down, smirking at all of the teenies giving you funny looks."