Ras designed Ras Portraits as a concise introduction to a particular artist's recordings for the label. Since the information behind Ras releases is always shady, it's difficult to discern the origin of tracks on Ras Portraits, but the disc is one of the better collections of Mystic Revealers material that Ras has released, and listeners curious about their albums for the label should start here. It should not, however, be seen as a definitive introduction to their music in general. Among the featured tracks on the Mystic Revealers' Ras Portrait are "Space & Time," "Remember Romeo," "Saw You Smiling," "Righteous," "We & Dem," "Got to Be a Better Way," "Mash Down Aparthied" and "World War Three."
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine