Arlo Maverick


2023 WCMA Nominee Arlo Maverick, is an Edmonton-based Hip-Hop artist who aims to move his fans physically and emotionally. Arlo’s music is relatable and timely touching on everything from dating with trust issues, generational wealth, to healing after the loss of a loved one.

In listening to Arlo’s music, you can hear how his wit and wordplay marry the musical scores that they accompany. Although he incorporates genres like Afro Beats, Gospel, Soul and EDM, Hip-Hop is always at the core. When you consider that Arlo has received airplay in multiple countries (US, Japan), appeared in various publications (Noisey, Exclaim!), and charted on national campus radio charts (CMJ, Earshot) it’s clear his art hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Stepping away from hip-hop’s tradition of just an MC and a DJ, Arlo incorporates this hip-hop staple with a live band. Arlo’s live show, which he describes as a symbiotic exchange, has opened doors for him to headline festivals (North Country Fair, Sasquatch Gathering), open for hip-hop icons (Classified, Shad) and travel overseas (UK, South Korea).

Arlo is currently promoting his new album, Blue Collar – a social commentary that speaks on the challenges of the working class.


industry role:  Artist/Band
genre:  Hip Hop/Rap