- Dork Age: Yes, Really. Phat J and Antz left in 2012 and 2014, and when the band came back in 2015, they had lost half of their entertainingly bad appeal without the constant presence of autotuned singing.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Even their most hardcore fans have no love for their 2007 release, The Broken. The guys themselves even regard it as an Old Shame.
- Guilty Pleasure: Lampshaded even.
- Memetic Mutation: Thanks to the music site RateYourMusic, this will pop up by detractors of the band: "'brokeNCYDE Will Never Die' - Challenge Accepted."
- Hollywood Pudgy: Phat J is only fat compared to the rest of them.
- So Bad, It's Good: On the other hand, the band has garnered a bit of a fanbase that like them in this ironic fashion.
YMMV / brokeNCYDE