Public Enemy ‎– Don't Believe The Hype

Def Jam Recordings ‎– 652833 6
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A1 Don't Believe The Hype 5:19
A2 The Rhythm, The Rebel (Acapella) 1:09
B1 Prophets Of Rage (Vocal) 3:21
B2 Prophets Of Rage (Power Version) 3:19

Companies, etc.



© 1988 CBS Records
℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings Inc.

Note on rear sleeve: “Freedom is a road seldom travelled by the multitudes”

Made in England.

Track durations are slightly different to those stated on release and have been entered correctly above.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, rear of sleeve): 5 099765 283365
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 652833 6 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 652833 6 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side A): 652833·6 A1 < C
  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side B): 652833·6 B1 < C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): 652833·6 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): 652833·6 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps both sides): < C
  • Label Code (Rear of sleeve & both labels): LC 8427
  • Rights Society (Both labels): MCPS/BIEM
  • Other (Rear of sleeve): TA
  • Other (Distribution code): CB 181

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All



Add Review



August 18, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

More than a Hip Hop anthem, “Don’t Believe The Hype” became a principle for a whole generation not only because of the one’s attitude toward music or even art in general, but towards life. Hip Hop would never be the same after this twelve inch, and a special thanks must be given to The Bomb Squad team, the Flavor Flav’s lyrics in “Don’t Believe The Hype”, and Chuck D’s one in “The Rhythm, The Rebel” (which also became a sort of principle of a underground artistic behavior in the realm of the dance music). I hope this legacy can influence the new generations, so that they can rebel themselves against trendy, hype and expendable mainstream sounds.