“”Don’t know whether [to] reach for the weapon or reach for the message.”
It’s been a long four years since Chicago duo Grumpy Old Men (Mike Schpitz) and Pete Sayke showed up around these parts of the House of Dope.
While their output of music as a group has slowed to a halt, fans of the duo will be happy to know that both Mike (who is now managing Billy Early) and Pete are working on delivering new music, waving the Grumpy Old Men flag once again.
In the meantime, Pete is readying for the release of a new solo album dubbed Heaven Can Wait. The new project follows on the heels of his collaborative effort with producer ThatKidMyself, Forever and 2014’s The Welfare Volume 1 mixtape.
Today, Pete drops by with Heaven Can Wait‘s lead single, “Architecture.” Over grandiose production crafted by Kansas producer Arkutec, the Chicago-by-way-of-Cincinnati emcee finds himself in a bit of a conundrum, tearing down the walls which separate him from his competition in order to metaphorically reach out and strangle sucker rappers, while also doing his best to convey a constructive message for the youth and his fans. Build and destroy.