Jon Caramanica of the Boston Phoenix weighed in on Ludacris and Angie Martinez, two radio DJ’s who have gone on to be rap artists. “Ludacris has become a potent, respected MC for the same reasons that he was so loved on air. He’s incredibly lucid,” Caramanica said. “He’s randy, which is de rigueur for someone who has to field all manner of calls from the public. Behind a mike, either in the studio or on stage, Ludacris commands a crowd better than just about any other contemporary performer. His only misstep thus far has been taking himself too seriously as a rapper and pursuing one of hip-hop’s great indulgences — aiming to make stars out of his crew, the Disturbing tha Peace posse, on their mediocre debut, Golden Grain (Universal).” The full story at bostonphoenix.com has since been removed.