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 Sugar Minott material that Ras has released, and listeners curious about his albums for the label should start here. It should not, however, be seen as a definitive introduction to his music in general. Among the featured tracks on Minott's Ras Portrait are "Ain't Nobody Move Me," "Sprinter Stayer," "Run Things," "Herbsman Hustling," "Dancehall Fever," "Devil's Pickney," "Gun Gang," "International Herbalist," "Just Rasta" and "Rub a Dub Sound."
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine