Special Herbs, Vol. 1 & 2 marks the first two albums released in the Special Herbs series, under MF Doom’s moniker Metal Fingers. Vol. 1 & 2 contains instrumental tracks, including versions of vocal tracks plucked from previous albums, as well as guest tracks from artists like DJ Spinna, DJ Cucumber Slice, and DJ Sub-Roc. As the album title suggests, each song is named after a different herb (except for “Monosodium Glutemate” and “Red #40”--we see you!). MF Doom freely intertwines samples anywhere from ‘70s-esque themes to familiar tinkling keys, stuttering and skipping every so often, reminding listeners of the presence of the artist’s hand throughout each track. Special Herbs, Vol. 1 & 2 comes as a double LP, including a limited-edition bonus 7”, featuring two beats from Doom’s days as a member of 90s hip-hop trio, KMD.