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Mr. Washington is from Costa Rica. His grandparents emigrated in early times from Jamaica to Limón, Costa Rica also called “little Kingston”. Grown up in the capital he was influenced since ever by his father, a big reggae fanatic. In 2000 he met Rafu, who was visiting the beautiful country.
Rafu tha Skilla comes from Biel, Switzerland. In no other area of Switzerland hip hop and reggae is more listened then there. Early he started to select hip hop and reggae music with his friends. That is how reggae music have become the most important thing in his life.
Gold T is the next international member of ruffPack. He comes from Santiago, Cuba. His father was already a Reggae DJ when Fidel Castro still forbade this kind of music. As his father he started to select reggae music as a teenager. He got known in Cuba as one of the few reggae selectors the island has, before he came to Switzerland.

In 2002 all of them met in Switzerland and decided to create a real Reggae/DancehallSound. In only three years they could celebrate several success so that the name “ruffPack International” is well known – and not only in Switzerland. 2004 they won the first "SWISS DANCEHALL CLASH"!