Perhaps more than any other strain of rap, bass music is a singles game, since very few groups and producers -- save for 2 Live Crew and DJ Magic Mike -- have been able to deliver albums that are solid from front to back. Gucci Crew exemplifies this notion, since they released plenty of studio albums with scattered highlights and plenty of fluff. That's why compilations like this one come in very handy -- The Best of Gucci Crew II pulls from G4 (1985), What Time Is It? It's Gucci Time (1989), Everybody Wants Some (1991), and So Def, So Fresh, So Stupid (1991). Both "Shirley" and its raunchier successor/update "Sally (That Girl)" are on this disc, as are "Truz 'n' Vogues," "The Cabbage Patch," and "Five Dollar High" (a surprising Top 20 rap hit). Since this contains every noteworthy moment from Gucci Crew's history, there is no need to deal with any of the group's proper albums.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman