* AwesomeMusic: ''Spin'' called ''Depart from Me'' "the most seamless, compelling [[RapRock union of hip-hop and modern rock]] since the two genres first collided".
* FandomRivalry: Cage fans vs. {{Eminem}} fans, not really because of their music, but their real-life rivalry.
* NeverLiveItDown: Cage's ''Movies for the Blind'' personality, versus the more personal approach he would take on ''Hell's Winter'' and ''Depart from Me''.