But Budden also knows that those same emotions can lead you to spend time in neighborhoods that may get you in trouble, fatally so in Stack’s case — he was murdered in the lobby of his own building. Budden would elaborate on this idea after Stack’s passing:
“The Stack Bundles that I knew, I’m 80 percent sure is different than the Stack anyone else knew besides maybe his family,” Budden said. “The Stack I knew is very much like myself; he was open-minded and eager to learn. … Everyone knows about his potential and talent and [swagger], but when I think of Stack and myself’s relationship, I think of two young n—-as from the urban area that would do any and everything to get out and take all of their people with them. The difference is, I’m old enough to differentiate when to [be in] the ‘hood and when not to do it. I don’t think Stack was old enough to make those same decisions”
Stack really did spend his last night dancing in a club — Manhattan’s Club Stereo. Budden works in a touching reference to the Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman song “Save the Last Dance for Me”, made famous by The Drifters:
Nazca lines are, according to Wikipedia, “a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.” The purpose of the lines is still unknown, but many scholars attribute some sort of religious significance to them
Since Nazca Lines are only properly viewed from a heightened perspective, he’s implying that his words are more comprehensible when you manage to get a better perspective of his point of view.
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