Don’t sleep on the 15th most important hip-hop record label of all time. This label always handled its business.

Sleeping Bag Records

Sleeping Bag Records may be the least known label on this list, but its artists had tremendous breadth and impact.  One of those artists, Erick Sermon from EPMD, would go on to be one of the most acclaimed producers of the late 80s and early 90s.  His funk-laden sound would influence some of the greatest producers in the genre, including Dr. Dre.  Even before EPMD, Sleeping Bag signed artists like Mantronix who were pioneers in some of the early “electro funk” hip-hop that was a staple in break dancing.

You Gots to Chill – EPMD

Going Way Back – Just-Ice

Needle to the Groove – Mantronix

Funky for You – Nice & Smooth

Previously: #20 Rakwus Records, #19 Loud Records, #18 Select Records, #17 Rap-A-Lot Records, #16 No Limit Records

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