Durrell Babbs, known to the music world as Tank, was born on January 1, 1976 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in Clinton, Maryland, a suburb on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Living in Maryland, Tank worked his musical chomps in the church, where his cousin, Alphonzo Jiles, directed the choir and helped guide Tank's development.

Tank, believed to be named that way for his muscular physique, had the talent to play varsity sports in high school, and was invited to play college football. However, a singer at heart, Tank opted against the sport and pursued a musical career.

Eventually catching the eye of musical bigwigs, Tank did background vocals for Ginuwine during one of his tours. While doing a song with Aaliyah, Tank caught the eye of Blackground Records president Jomo Hankerson. Hankerson gave Tank the chance to be a solo artist.

In 2001, Tank released his debut album, Force of Nature. The album went gold and featured singles "Slowly" and "Maybe I Deserve." The traks reached #43 and #7 on the R&B charts respectively.

Tank's sophomore effort, One Man, came out in 2002. The album's only successful single was the title track, which reached #25 on the R&B charts.

His third album, Sex, Love & Pain came out in 2007. It featured the singles "Please Don't Go" and "Heartbreaker." "Please Don't Go" was Tank's biggest track to date, reaching #2 on the Hot R&B charts. "Heartbreaker" reached #37 on the R&B charts.

Tank is supposedly forming a group with Ginuwine and Tyrese in the vein of LSG, called TGT. He's also rumored to have a new album, Aggressive/Beginning coming out in 2008.