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

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