Don't Believe the Hype
|"Don't Believe the Hype"|
|Single by Public Enemy|
|from the album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back|
|B-side||"Prophets of Rage" & "The Rhythm The Rebel"|
|Genre||Political hip hop|
|Label||Def Jam/Columbia/CBS Records|
|Writer(s)||Carl Ridenhour/Hank Shocklee/Eric "Vietnam" Sadler/William Drayton|
|Producer||The Bomb Squad|
|Public Enemy singles chronology|
"Don't Believe the Hype" is the second single of Public Enemy's second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The song's lyrics are mostly about the political issues that were current in the U.S. at the time of its release. "Don't Believe the Hype" charted at number 18 on the U.S. R&B chart.
It reached a high of 18 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1988. The b-side included "Prophets of Rage" and "The Rhythm The Rebel" which is an a cappella of the opening verse from "Rebel Without a Pause" which was a popular scratching phrase.
|U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles||21|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||18|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||17|
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