1,000 Grams

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1,000 Grams, Vol. 1
Mixtape by Young Jeezy
Released August 12, 2010
Genre Southern Rap, Hip Hop
Label Corporate Thugz, Def Jam

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

Background[edit]

The mixtape features Young Jeezy rapping over samples of some of 2010's most popular hip hop beats.[1][2] 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.[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 appears to be a new series by Jeezy, but so far there are no official statements on when volume 2 will be released.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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[edit]

# 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maness, Carter (August 12, 2010). "Young Jeezy Drops '1,000 Grams' Mixtape". The Boombox (AOL). Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. ^ 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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