You Can't Stop the Bum Rush is the major label debut of CanadianPop group Len, released on May 25, 1999 by Work Records. The album consists of a number of songs of different genres.
The album featured the top ten hit "Steal My Sunshine", which was previously featured on the soundtrack to the 1999 comedythrillerGo. It also managed to peak at No. 46 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and go Gold in the U.S. The album had a mostly positive response from critics as well. Unfortunately, the smashup that followed killed the combo's momentum and "Sunshine" became remembered through '90s compilation albums. One track on the album, "The Hard Disk Approach" features lyrics entirely in German and uses a motorik beat to emulate the style of krautrock bands.
The album also featured Buck 65 on the cover of the album, although he reportedly declined an offer to join the band. Despite this, he provides record scratches on the track "Cold Chillin'".
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush received a mildy positive reception from music critics who praised the genre-hopping in the tracks and the light-hearted delivery used for them. John Bush of AllMusic found the rapping offbeat and the album a lesser version of the Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty but said that the production was "excellent" and the tracks "enjoyable", concluding that "the album's few derivative qualities never really get in the way of an enjoyable listen." Tony Scherman of The New York Times credited the album for offering more than just "Steal My Sunshine" by dabbling into different genres, highlighting the four hip-hop songs for being injected with a sunny demeanor, concluding that: "Any unheralded group that cuts an album with at least a half-dozen memorable songs, and two addictive ones, deserves special attention." Karen Schoemer of Rolling Stone praised Marc Costanzo for his versatile production on the album and for being an alternative to Fred Durst by being goofy and less serious, concluding that: "Twelve years ago, these guys might have been Camper Van Beethoven, taking the piss out of college rock. Today, another genre needs them more."