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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.   Fuck tha Police
  11.   Slipping Away
  12.   Die, Bom, Bang, Burn, F***
  13.   Bitch
  14.   B***h
  15.   Addiction by Zakk Wylde
  16.   Rebel Yell
  17.   So Low
  18.   My Funeral
  19.   Best for Me
  20.   Pig Society
  21.   Drug Music
  22.   High
  23.   The Life
  24.   Dream
  25.   Survive
  26.   Paranoia
  27.   Motivation
  28.   Falling Away
  29.   With or Without You
  30.   What About...
  31.   Spine for You
  32.   Shoulda Known Better
  33.   Violence
  34.   Scorn
  35.   I Am
  36.   March of Hope
  37.   Jenny's Cryin'
  38.   Move It
  39.   Stop
  40.   Wake Up
  41.   One Fix
  42.   Violet
  43.   X-Hale
  44.   1999
  45.   Hold On
  46.   Pari F**kin Oia
  47.   I Don't Give A...
  48.   Dirty World
  49.   I Wish I Was the President
  50.   Sex Machine
  51.   Bastard
  52.   Always
  53.   No Way Out
  54.   I'm Back
  55.   Crazy
  56.   Thanks for Nothing
  57.   Kimberly's Ghost
  58.   Numb
  59.   Hypocrite
  60.   Selfish
  61.   Flat Line
  62.   People Are People
  63.   Four More Years
  64.   Easier
  65.   Burn
  66.   Today Is the Day
  67.   Another Day Goes By
  68.   Sing
  69.   Nothing (Why)
  70.   Take Your Best Shot
  71.   I Am Nothing
  72.   Shit Life
  73.   Sick
  74.   End of the World
  75.   A New Low
  76.   Razorblade Butterfly
  77.   Lexipro
  78.   Intro: Confessions of a Felon
  79.   No Regrets
  80.   Interlude
  81.   Bloodless
  82.   6-6-sick
  83.   Revolution
  84.   Bring It On
  85.   Now Is the Time
  86.   S**tlife
  87.   America the Pitiful
  88.   No Chance
  89.   Intervention

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