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 J.C. Lodge material that Ras has released, and listeners curious about her albums for the label should start here. It should not, however, be seen as a definitive introduction to her music in general. Among the featured tracks on Lodge's Ras Portrait are "Activate Me," "Make It Up to You," "Somewhere over the Rainbow," "Top of the Line," "Love for All Seasons," "Can't Get Over Losing You," "Love You to the Max," "Work with Me Baby" and "Crysis."
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine