"You probably know Tilson from his stint in ’00s party-igniting hiphop ensemble Saturday Knights. They were poised to blow up Beastie Boys-style, but, sadly, that never happened. Around 2012, Tilson resurfaced as a singer/rapper backed by some funky rocker types (drummer Aaron Benson and guitarist Thomas Hunter, both formerly of Wild Orchid Children; Hunter has moved to LA, so we'll see who has taken his place). Tilson XOXO’s music isn’t as boisterous as the Knights’, but it does tap a more thoughtful vein of wise, loverman R&B and positive, observational rap. Priceless bonus: Tilson also makes his own brand of ginger ale."DAVE SEGAL // The Stranger

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