Many classic Hip Hop albums released in America decades ago continue to sell well in Australia today.

The top selling classic Hip Hop albums as per the Google Play Australia Overall Album Chart (the most expansive album chart in Australia) currently are:

32 – N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (1988)

59 – Eminem – The Eminem Show (2002)

66 – 2Pac – Greatest Hits (1998)

72 – The Notorious B.I.G. – Greatest Hits (2007)

99 – Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

117 – Dr Dre – 2001 (1999)

189 – The Game – The Documentary (2005)

335 – Tupac – All Eyez On Me (1996)

347 – Ice Cube – Death Certificate (1991)

353 – DMX – The Best of DMX (2010)

362 – Nate Dogg – Music & Me (2001)

427 – Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle (1993)

497 – Eminem – The Slim Shady LP (1998)

517 – Kanye West – Late Registration – (2005)

521 – Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill (1986)

540 – Jay Z – The Hits Collection (2010)

While Greatest Hits albums dominate, it is surprising to see many solo albums released decades ago still selling so strong. Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill (despite being almost 30 years since it was released) is still moving units (it has gone Diamond in America, with in excess of 10 million sales alone). Classic albums from N.W.A., Eminem, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Nate Dogg among others continue to sell well, showing the legacy that these artists have built for themselves in Australia.