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Music often ties us to a particular time in our lives through the hidden emotional vibrations left behind by the impact of that moment. If we’re lucky, it manifests as fond feelings of nostalgia. But life is never easy, and for many of us music is a means of processing the heartbreaking trauma of loss or unrequited love as it is a happy soundtrack to days gone by. For actor and comedian Dulce Sloan, one relationship was the source of so much pain that the parallels to neo soul singer Amy Winehouse’s tumultuous and tragic life story have made listening to her second and final studio album, 2006’s Back to Black, nearly impossible. But from that pain comes wisdom, both of which Dulce has utilized in her meteoric rise to success as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Fox’s The Great North and TBS’s Conan.
00:15 – Intro
07:15 – Branching out beyond guns, hoes and money
10:00 – A mechanic & a dummy
18:15 – The perspective of someone who’s been stolen from
31:30 – To play or be played
37:30 – Billy Crystal’s sex appeal
41:30 – An emotional flashback
48:15 – Maybe no victories, definitely some lessons
54:15 – Facts!
59:45 – Make your mother proud
1:01:15 – The ORIGINAL Crossroads
1:05:00 – Outro
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