Published on January 31, 2019
If Marlon Wilson – musician, marketer, mentor, producer, radio DJ, philanthropist and ambassador – had an alias for each of his successful endeavours, we’d never know his real name.
Wilson’s better known as Arlo Maverick, one-quarter of the successful Edmonton hip-hop group Politic Live. As co-founder of Music for Mavericks Entertainment, an acclaimed independent urban music record label, he also nurtures local musicians.
That’s just one example of how he gives back. For 13 years he has volunteered as a radio host at CJSR. He’s been a member of several high-profile arts boards and continues to serve on the Juno Awards’ rap advisory committee. And beyond music, he supports his larger community through fundraisers including his annual Hip-Hop for Hunger event, which has aided the Edmonton Food Bank since 2002.
Call him Marlon or Arlo Maverick, his is a name to watch.
— Lisa Ricciotti