Hi-Five Hi 5, Hi Five, Hi-5, Hi•Five, HiFiveU.S. R&B group formed in 1990 in their native Waco, Texas, United States. Members: Tony Thompson, Roderick, Marcus Sanders, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley. Their first album was self-titled and released in 1990 with production help from Teddy Riley and certified Gold in the United States. That Hi-Five album featured their biggest hit, "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)," which also was Gold certified. Easley was later replaced by Treston Irby before the second album. Tony Thompson died in 2007 from a freon overdose after he had been inhaling it from an air conditioning unit.