In Conjunction with Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment, LLC.
R&B Recording Group
Check Out Hi-Five’s New Smash Hit & Official Video “Different Kiss“.
Check out Hi-Five Smash Hit which Hit #1 in the early 90’s: “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)“.
Other Hits include:
- I Can’t Wait Another Minute
- She’s Playing Hard To Get
- Quality Time
- Never Should Have Let You Go
- Just Can’t Handle It
- Favorite Girl
Even if you weren't old enough to play the "Kissing Game," chances are you've heard Hi-Five's single of the same name on any number of urban, R&B or pop stations around the world. The Kissing Game and many other Hi-Five hits are still in rotation today years later.
So it is no surprise that in 2011, when Treston Irby of Hi-Five released his debut solo single "Everything" on his independent label, Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment fans began asking him for the return of Hi-five. Due to the untimely death of lead singer Tony Thompson, Treston was hesitant. After speaking with original member Marcus Sander and Shannon Gill from Waco, Texas they decided they wanted to fulfill the fans' request. New members Dre Wonda and Faruq Evans, New Yorkers, joined to complete the quintet. Dre Wonda and Faruq are featured prominently on "Favorite Girl". The group is signed to Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment.
Hi-Five was originally signed to Jive Records in late 1989 and released their first album, Hi-Five, in 1990. The album went platinum and was produced by legendary producer Teddy Riley; it included such singles as "I Just Can't Handle It" (R&B #10), "I Can't Wait Another Minute" (Pop #8, R&B #1), and their biggest hit to date, "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)", which went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The group was aggressively marketed by Jive and was part of the "new jack swing" sound that dominated much of the early to mid-1990s urban contemporary radio format. Hi-Five enjoyed some mainstream success and were essentially similar in design to R&B counterparts such as H-Town, Shai, Public Announcement, and perhaps most notably, Boyz II Men. The group's single, "Too Young" was featured on John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, the soundtrack from the movie.
Hi-Five's second LP, Keep It Goin' On, came out in 1992. Though not as successful as their debut effort, several tracks from this album, including "She's Playing Hard To Get" (Pop #5, R&B #2) and the R. Kelly-penned "Quality Time" (Pop #38, R&B #3) got major airplay in East Coast (US) urban markets. In 1993, Hi-Five emerged with a third album, Faithful, which featured the songs "Unconditional Love" (Pop #92, R&B #21) and "Never Should've Let You Go" (Pop #30, R&B #10). "Unconditional Love" was also featured in the multi-platinum Menace II Society soundtrack, and received extensive airplay on urban contemporary stations throughout the summer of 1993 as the movie increased in popularity. "Never Should've Let You Go" was featured in the 'Sister Act 2' soundtrack.