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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.   1999
  7.   We Are
  8.   Nothing for Me Here
  9.   Addiction
  10.   Best for Me
  11.   I Don't Give A...
  12.   Rebel Yell
  13.   Die, Bom, Bang, Burn, F***
  14.   Fuck tha Police
  15.   Addiction by Zakk Wylde
  16.   Bitch
  17.   Burn by Detroit Hate Choir
  18.   Flat Line
  19.   I'm Back
  20.   Sick
  21.   6-6-sick
  22.   Sex Machine
  23.   Nothing (Why)
  24.   With or Without You
  25.   Move It
  26.   Hold On
  27.   Always
  28.   Jenny's Cryin'
  29.   B***h
  30.   People Are People
  31.   Survive
  32.   Shit Life
  33.   Violet
  34.   Drug Music
  35.   Blood Money
  36.   Scorn
  37.   Slipping Away
  38.   Stop
  39.   Kimberly's Ghost
  40.   Dream
  41.   Revolution
  42.   I Am Nothing
  43.   Spine for You
  44.   One Fix
  45.   End of the World
  46.   X-Hale
  47.   Hypocrite
  48.   A New Low
  49.   Lexipro
  50.   Shoulda Known Better
  51.   My Funeral
  52.   Dirty World
  53.   The Life
  54.   Bastard
  55.   No Chance
  56.   March of Hope
  57.   Thanks for Nothing
  58.   Take Your Best Shot
  59.   Wake Up
  60.   America the Pitiful
  61.   Pig Society
  62.   Razorblade Butterfly
  63.   Intro: Confessions of a Felon
  64.   Pari F**kin Oia
  65.   Selfish
  66.   Violence
  67.   No Regrets
  68.   Interlude
  69.   Bloodless
  70.   I Wish I Was the President
  71.   Four More Years
  72.   Crazy
  73.   S**tlife
  74.   Intervention
  75.   No Way Out
  76.   High
  77.   What About...
  78.   Numb

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