Hookman (Marlin Bonds), is an American songwriter / producer from St. Louis, MO. Marlin grew up playing trumpet and eventually got his Bachelors Degree in Music with emphasis on Jazz Performance. Since his shift from professional musician, Hookman has written and/or produced six top 40 singles. Including, Jason Derulo "Marry Me", Kalin & Myles "Trampoline", Hot Chelle Rae "Don't Say Goodnight", Swizz Beatz "Money In The Bank", the #1 Australian single "Boom Boom" by Justice Crew and Jay Sean ft Pit Bull "I'm All Yours" which landed at #13 also in Australia.
Hookman has written for Chris Brown’s Royalty ("Day One”), Demi Lovato, Kevin Gates ("Kno One”), Jordin Sparks ("Boyz In the Hood” & "Right Here Right Now”), Islah, Big Sean, Fifth Harmony, and Zendaya just to name a few.
Marlin currently has 3 artists signed to his production company. St. Louis rapper/writer King, Brooklyn rapper Heven (Ultra Records), St. Louis rapper Mz 007 who has the current Southwest Airlines commercial "Upgrade to Awesome” and buzz following her viral single “Important”.