DC Glenn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and Steve Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Both moved to Denver, Colorado, as young children. They met at Manual High School in 1982, where both pursued their musical interests. Gibson played drums in the jazz band and attended audio engineering classes at an early college education program, while Glenn sang as a tenor in Manual High School's Bolt Vibrations Chorus.
In August 1992, Tag Team recorded “Whoomp! (There It Is)”. At that time, Glenn was working as the main DJ at a gentlemen's club in Atlanta called Magic City which would later become recognized as a hub of Atlanta Hip-Hop and rap music. Glenn played the track in the club on the same day it was mixed. “Whoomp!” received the biggest crowd response he had ever seen as a DJ. In the following months, people requested it so often that it became clear the song had the potential to become a hit. The single was shopped to and rejected by multiple record labels because executives were unfamiliar with Southern Bass and were unsure if the sound would sell well around the country. Glenn instead borrowed $2,500 from his parents to press 800 records. The singles quickly sold out in Atlanta on word of mouth alone.
Tag Team got back together and performed at the San Francisco 49ers Halftime Show, Super Bowl Live by Verizon Wireless, and the 2019 Hammer House Party Tour.
Tag Team's role in the popularization of Atlanta's version of Miami bass, Southern bass, contributed to the rise of Atlanta as a home for unique alternatives to the established “East Coast/West Coast” hip-hop identities. Around the end of 2020, Tag Team appeared in a GEICO commercial parodying “Whoomp!” with an ice cream scenario and the substituted lyric “Scoop!”.