Special Herbs + Spices Vol. 1 is the third collaboration album released between AmericanrappersMF DOOM and MF Grimm, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) on Grimm's own Day By Day Entertainmentlabel. Unlike their previous works, this CD is solely focused on MF Grimm's rhyming over MF DOOM's production. The first ingredient of each song title is a reference to the corresponding track from DOOM's Special Herbs series of instrumental albums. The tracks on the album were composed as freestyles by MF Grimm with many being written on the spot prior to recording. This reflects Grimm's past as a prolific and decorated battle rapper. Due to the duo's falling out after the release of this album, it is the last record to be released collaboratively.
The album was released prior to and in promotion of MF Grimm's triple-album American Hunger. The last track, "My Love" was originally slated to be released on American Hunger, but was removed and replaced with the track "Still My Love" due to MF Grimm's beef with MF DOOM.
Due to their falling out in early 2006, this is most likely the last collaboration between both artists.
The song "My Love" was scheduled to be included on Grimm's triple CD album, American Hunger. However, due to the falling out between Doom and Grimm, the lyrics and beat were drastically altered and the name of the track was tweaked to "Still My Love".