1,000 Grams

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1,000 Grams, Vol. 1
Young Jeezy - 1000 Grams.jpg
Mixtape by
Young Jeezy
ReleasedAugust 12, 2010
GenreHip hop, Southern Rap
LabelCorporate Thugz, Def Jam
ProducerDJ Scream (Host DJ)

1,000 Grams, Vol. 1 is a mix-tape by the rap artist Jeezy hosted by DJ Scream. It was released on August 12, 2010.[1]


The mixtape has Jeezy rapping over samples of some of the most popular hip hop beats of 2010.[1][2] The first track to be leaked from 1,000 Grams, was "Death B4 Dishonor", in which Jeezy samples Rick Ross' hit single "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)". On the track, Jeezy appears to be criticising Rick Ross by saying "How you blowin' money fast, you don't know the crew / Oh you're part of the fam, shit I never knew." However, in an interview with MTV, Jeezy claimed it was not a criticism and that the line was not aimed at anyone in particular.[3] DJ Scream hosts this mixtape and has many tags on it; a tagless (or no DJ) version of the mixtape has also been released. This is volume one of what appeared to be a new series by Jeezy, but so far[when?] there have been no official statements on when volume 2 will be released.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media(4.2/10)[2]
The Washington Post(average)[4]

Pitchfork's Tom Breihan wrote that the mixtape "seems to exist to support his opening salvo against Ross. And judging by the respective quality of both this tape and Ross' great new Teflon Don, Jeezy is heading for a big L here."[2] David Malitz of The Washington Post called Jeezy's rhymes "cheaply glorifying" and the backing tracks "predictable".[4] Sam Hockley-Smith of The Fader said that while most mixtapes in which the artist raps over other people's songs consist of "watered down versions of the original" tracks, Jeezy on this mixtape is "always stable. Never really varying in tempo too much, just working with any beat that gets thrown his way. It’s a pretty sweet example of why this guy has outlasted a lot of his peers."[5]

Track listing[]

  • All songs performed by Jeezy.
# Title Length Producer Instrumentals/sample
1 "Intro" 2:05
2 "Death B4 Dishonor" 3:25 Lex Luger
3 "Choppa N Da Paint" 3:08 Lex Luger
4 "Dope Boy Swag" 3:13 G5 Kids
5 "In Da Wall" 2:24
6 "Powder" 2:29 S1, Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean
7 "Whippin All of Dat" 2:25 Phenom
8 "Spray Something" 3:24 Timbaland, J-Roc
9 "Yayo" 3:31 Danja, Timbaland, Carmelo Famouss
10 "Drug Dealin' Muzik" 2:43 L-Don Beatz
11 "Popular Demand" 2:59
12 "Porsche Music" 3:13 The Olympicks


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Maness, Carter (August 12, 2010). "Young Jeezy Drops '1,000 Grams' Mixtape". The Boombox (AOL). Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Breihan, Tom (August 25, 2010). "Reviews | Albums | Young Jeezy - '1,000 Grams Vol. 1'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1645500/20100810/jeezy_young.jhtml
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Malitz, David (August 24, 2010). "Album review of Young Jeezy's '1000 Grams'". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Hockley-Smith, Sam (August 12, 2010). "Young Jeezy, '1000 Grams' Mixtape". The Fader. Retrieved September 30, 2012.

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