The mixtape features Young Jeezy rapping over samples of some of 2010's most popular hip hopbeats. The first track to leak off of 1,000 Grams, Vol. 1 was "Death B4 Dishonor," in which Young Jeezy samples Rick Ross' hit single "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)". On the track Jeezy appears to be dissing 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 claims it was not a dis and that the line wasn't stated toward anyone in particular. 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 appears to be a new series by Jeezy, but so far there are no official statements on when volume 2 will be released.
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." David Malitz of The Washington Post called Jeezy's rhymes "cheaply glorifying" and the backing tracks "predictable". 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."