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"!