• Continuity Lockout: While it isn't super-hard to get caught up, some aspects of DOOM's work rely on the listener knowing a bit about his backstory and other work, and the fact that he does not always release his work under the MF DOOM/DOOM moniker.
    • One notable example is "Viktor Vaughn" on "Fancy Clown" off Madvillainy - the song becomes a lot funnier when you know that it is DOOM in his Viktor Vaughn rapping to himself on the track, but many first-time listeners may not be aware, as Madvillainy was one of his breakthrough works.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Most would cite Madvilliany.