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

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