Anchored by a beautifully atmospheric beat from producer Falco, “Oblivious” makes quite the first impression for LA rapper Tive (pronounced like give). Tive’s clearest sonic touchstone is Bones but it never sounds like he’s biting his style. While Bones meets atmosphere with an equally smoked out vocal delivery, Tive brings a muffled bark to his verses. Confidence spills over all three tracks on his new EP D3COY which I highly recommend for anyone looking for some smoked-out hip-hop. Falco also has my new favorite DJ tag. “Falco here, I’m fine”.