Tony Thompson was born on September 2nd, 1975 in Waco, Texas. He grew up in Oklahoma City where he sang in the local church choir, doing solos by the age of eight.
Thompson eventually caught the attention of a producer and made a demo with Roderick Clark, Russell Neal, Marcus Sanders and Toriano Easley, kids he had known in Waco. Together, the five were signed to Jive Records in 1990 and assumed the name Hi-Five.
The group was highly successful, scoring a multi-platinum debut album with hits like 'I Like The Way' and 'I Can't Wait Another Minute.'
After two more albums with the group in 1992 and 1993, Thompson released a solo album, Sexsational, in 1995. The album scored minor hits with 'I Wanna Love Like That' which reached #14 on the R&B charts, and 'Handle Our Business' which reached #50.
Thompson started his own label, N'Depth, and in 2006, introduced a new Hi-Five with himself and four new members. The group released an album, The Return in 2006.
On June 1, 2007, Thompson died in his hometown of Waco, Texas. His body was found outside of an apartment complex. The cause of death was reported to be by the inhaling of air conditioner fumes.
At the time of his death, Thompson had been working on a new album.