WATCH: R&B Star Tank Talks Sports and Sexy Music

There’s a holy trinity of panty-dropping R&B crooners who have stayed on top – uh, figuratively – since first appearing in the ‘90s. That’s Tyrese, Ginuwine, and, last but not least, Tank.

You’ll recognize Tank, born Durrell Babbs, for frank-talk ballads like “Please Don’t Go,” “Emergency,” and the even more plainly labeled jam, “Sex Music.” You’ve gotta love a guy who puts it all out there straight, no chaser.

These days he’s schooling a new crop of performers in his true smooth ways, beefing with singing rappers like Drake and Big Sean, but also collaborating with the likes of Chris Brown. So what’s he got to say now about love, respect, and music? Let’s find out.