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The rap group "Public Enemy", in their first album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (released in 1988), had a track titled Don't Believe the Hype. Its first stanza is:

Back
Caught you lookin' for the same thing
It's a new thing - check out this I bring
Uh oh, the roll below the level
'Cause I'm livin' low next to the bass
C'mon
Turn up the radio
They claim that I'm a criminal
By now I wonder how
Some people never know
The enemy could be their friend, guardian
I'm not a hooligan
I rock the party and
Clear all the madness, I'm not a racist
Preach to teach to all
'Cause some they never had this
Number one, not born to run
About the gun...
I wasn't licensed to have one
The minute they see me, fear me
I'm the epitome - the public enemy
Used, abused, without clues
I refused to blow a fuse
They even had it on the news >...
Don't believe the hype

What is meant by the first line "caught you lookin' for the same thing"? More specifically, what 'thing' was being looked for and why?

Also, what is this 'new thing' that he's going to 'bring'?

What does he mean by 'don't believe the hype'?

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    Just FYI, this post has been flagged for closure as "too broad". I think it's fine to ask a general question about the meaning of the first few lines, but I'd suggest you edit out your query about "don't believe the hype" (which you could then ask in a new question instead). – Rand al'Thor Dec 10 '18 at 9:53

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