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

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