Lillo Thomas was a soul artist of the 1980s. His most famous song was "Sexy girl" (1987). Prior to his recording career he was on the US track and field team. As an athlete he set the World record for the 200 meters at the age of sixteen. He qualified for the 1984 Olympics however he was unable to attend after being involved in a car accident.  Lillo Thomas released his first album in 1983. His albums were produced by Kashif and Paul Laurence Jones III.