Hi-Five (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 1990[1]
RecordedNovember 1989–May 1990
GenreDance-pop, soul, R&B, new jack swing
ProducerTeddy Riley, Bernard Belle, Eric Foster White, Dave Way, Alvin Moody, Vincent Bell, Carl Bourelly, Kevin Johnson, Frankie Smith, William Walton
Hi-Five chronology
Keep It Goin' On
Singles from Hi-Five
  1. "I Just Can't Handle It"
    Released: November 7, 1990
  2. "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)"
    Released: January 2, 1991
  3. "I Can't Wait Another Minute"
    Released: June 1, 1991
  4. "Just Another Girlfriend"
    Released: July 16, 1991

Hi-Five is the debut album by the American R&B vocal group Hi-Five. Released on September 25, 1990, The album peaked at number thirty eight on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Driven by the hit singles "I Just Can't Handle It" (R&B #10), "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" (#1 R&B/Pop), "I Can't Wait Another Minute" (R&B #1, Pop #8) and "Just Another Girlfriend" (R&B #41), the album received an RIAA platinum certification. Also, Hi-Five is the only album to feature original Hi-Five member Toriano Easley, who was later arrested for both first-degree murder (after a confrontation with an acquaintance) and manslaughter. Also, Easley had previously marked his both only single cover and music video appearances from the debut album with the group, "I Just Can't Handle It" before his expulsion from the group. Toriano is the co-lead singer on "The Way You Said Goodbye," "Rag Doll," "I Can't Wait Another Minute," and "I Know Love."[2] In the video for "I Can't Wait Another Minute", Treston Irby (who is Easley's replacement) lip syncs Toriano's lead vocals (none of the songs were re-recorded with Treston).


The song, "Too Young" (in a single edit version), also appeared on the soundtrack to the 1991 John Singleton film Boyz N the Hood. It is the first recorded appearance of Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy who was 15 when this song was released, which he revealed in his book My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."I Just Can't Handle It"Bernard Bell, Teddy RileyBell, Riley4:32
2."Just Another Girlfriend"Eric Foster WhiteWhite4:01
3."I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)"Riley, Bell, Dave WayRiley, Bell, Way5:49
4."Rag Doll"Alvin MoodyMoody4:39
5."I Can't Wait Another Minute"WhiteWhite5:03
6."Too Young"Carl & Jean-Paul Bourelly, Roz DavisCarl & Jean-Paul Bourelly5:13
7."Merry-Go-Round"Carl Bourelly, Kevin Johnson, Sean RichardsC. Bourelly, Kevin Johnson5:11
8."The Way You Said Goodbye"WhiteWhite4:41
9."Sweetheart"Bourelly, Bourelly, Richards, Davis,C. Bourelly4:09
10."I Know Love"William WaltonWatson, Frankie Smith3:54
11."Just Another Girlfriend (Remix)"WhiteWhite4:07



  1. ^ "Hi-Five". 25 September 1990 – via Amazon.
  2. ^ "Marcus Sanders revisits Hi-Five's debut album - Return To The Classics - SoulCulture".
  3. ^ Johnson, A.; Checkoway, L. (2012). My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy. Touchstone. p. 36. ISBN 9781439103197. Retrieved 2015-06-24.

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