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Dope is a Chicago-area quintet formed by brothers Edsel Dope (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Simon Dope (keyboards). Simon studied chemistry at the University of Florida, then received a scholarship to Polytechnic in Brooklyn. There, he was joined by his brother, with the two claiming to have financed their demos by selling drugs. The initial incarnation of the band included lead guitarist Tripp Eisen, bass player Acey Slade, and drummer Preston Nash. They began a selective series of gigs in late 1997. In October 1998, they were signed to Flip Records, which made a production deal with Epic. Dope's debut album, Felons and Revolutionaries, was released in September 1999. The Dope brothers gutted their lineup after the ensuing tour, switching Slade to guitar and bringing in original bassist Sloane Jentry, guitarist Virus, and drummer Sketchy Shay. In the fall of 2001, they released their second album, Life. Two years later, the band inked a deal with Artemis, and issued Group Therapy. American Apathy arrived in summer 2005. The album featured covers of Depeche Mode's "People Are People" and N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police." It went on to top the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release. No Regrets was issued four years later and featured a guest appearance by Zakk Wylde. After an extended hiatus, Dope's classic lineup returned with a new album and coinciding tour. The band -- Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, and Racci Shay -- released Blood Money, Pt. 1 in late 2016. ~ William Ruhlmann & Neil Z. Yeung
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  1.   Song
  2.   Die MF Die
  3.   Debonaire
  4.   Now or Never
  5.   Everything Sucks
  6.   We Are
  7.   Blood Money
  8.   Nothing for Me Here
  9.   Addiction
  10.   Die, Bom, Bang, Burn, F***
  11.   Fuck tha Police
  12.   Bitch
  13.   Rebel Yell
  14.   I Don't Give A...
  15.   1999
  16.   I'm Back
  17.   People Are People
  18.   Move It
  19.   B***h
  20.   Slipping Away
  21.   With or Without You
  22.   Sick
  23.   Addiction by Zakk Wylde
  24.   Burn by Detroit Hate Choir
  25.   Dirty World
  26.   Survive
  27.   Kimberly's Ghost
  28.   Drug Music
  29.   Pari F**kin Oia
  30.   No Regrets
  31.   6-6-sick
  32.   The Life
  33.   One Fix
  34.   Violence
  35.   Sex Machine
  36.   Bastard
  37.   Always
  38.   No Way Out
  39.   What About...
  40.   Nothing (Why)
  41.   Take Your Best Shot
  42.   Spine for You
  43.   End of the World
  44.   X-Hale
  45.   A New Low
  46.   Razorblade Butterfly
  47.   Shoulda Known Better
  48.   High
  49.   Selfish
  50.   Scorn
  51.   Interlude
  52.   March of Hope
  53.   Thanks for Nothing
  54.   Stop
  55.   I Am Nothing
  56.   Wake Up
  57.   Shit Life
  58.   Pig Society
  59.   Hold On
  60.   My Funeral
  61.   I Wish I Was the President
  62.   Crazy
  63.   S**tlife
  64.   Intervention
  65.   America the Pitiful
  66.   Violet
  67.   Numb
  68.   Hypocrite
  69.   Intro: Confessions of a Felon
  70.   Best for Me
  71.   Dream
  72.   Revolution
  73.   No Chance
  74.   Jenny's Cryin'
  75.   Bloodless
  76.   Lexipro
  77.   Flat Line
  78.   Four More Years

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