David Jeffries of AllMusic gave album three and a half stars out of five, saying "This ridiculous kind of irresponsibility is the reason fans signed up in the first place, and when it’s delivered with a scrappy, fresh, sometimes even silly set of beats on the level of Cam’s 2009 album Crime Pays, all the better. Check “Cuffin’,” with special guest Gucci Mane for those loopy hooks Cam just loves, then check “Throw It Up” for the party-time club number done Dipset style. Small complaints include Vado getting lost in the shuffle and the intro’s dramatic promises of a “revolution” when everything else is an obvious return to form. In 2010, old is new again in the world of Cam’s side-line releases, meaning Heat in Here, Vol. 1 is another fan-aimed success."