Who are Rak-Su? Everything you need to know about the X Factor 2017 group

Rak WHAT? Rak SU!

Rak-Su

by Ruby Norris |

Is it just us, or are the contestants on this year’s The X Factor all bloody amazing? Like really, really good. There’s not even one novelty act thrown in for the lols (which we actually kinda miss, tbh).

Very high up on our list of favourite X Factor contestants in the competition so far is vocal group Rak-Su. They first wowed the judges at auditions with their original song I’m Feeling You and we’ve been OBSESSED ever since.

So, we thought we’d take the time to get to the boys a little better.

Who are Rak-Su? And where are they from?

Rak-Su

Rak-Su is a four-piece male vocal group from Watford made up of childhood friends Ashley, Jamaal, Myles and Mustafa.

On their website, the boys describe their music as ‘eclectic’ and a range of ‘future R&B to Hip-Hop & Grime, through to Spoken Word and all the in between.’

We're not sure what that is exactly, we just know we bloody love it.

What’s everyone’s roles in the band?

Within the band the boys all have various talents. Ashley is a rapper, songwriter and poet, Jamaal is a singer and songwriter, Mustafa dances, beatboxes and DJs and Myles is a rapper and music producer.

What does Rak-Su mean? Where did the name come from?

“The name Rak-Su comes from the phrase ‘Tracks vs Suits’ meaning ‘Music & fun vs Adult Life’,” he boys say on their website.

They also explain their aim is ‘just to keep making more music, and spread more vibes.’

What did Rak-Su sing at their first audition?

At their first audition the boys sang a version of Justin Timberlake’s Senorita, but something wasn’t clicking for Simon Cowell.

He then asked if they had prepared any other songs, and the boys bust out their absolute BANGER of an original song, I’m Feeling You.

What are Rak-Su’s orginal songs?

Throughout the competition so far, the boys have performed a number of their original tracks. Starting with I’m Feeling You in their first audition, Rak Su then performed Knock Knock at bootcamp.

Their song Change Your Mind got them through the Six Chair Challenge, before jetting off to the South of France to sing Palm Tree for Simon and Cheryl at Judges’ Houses.

Do Rak-Su have Twitter?

Yup. It’s @RakSuMusic

What about Instagram?

You can find the band here: @raksuraksu

The boys also all have their own personal accounts.

Ashley: @ashley_raksu

Jamaal: @raksu_j

Myles: @mylesraksu

Mustafa: @mus_uma_raks

Right, now let's scroll through loads of well fit Myles pics:

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Myles Rak-Su from The X Factor stacked

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Now check out the X Factor 2017 makeovers:

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The X Factor 2017 Live Show Makeovers

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Brothers Sean and Conor have impressed judges so far with their double act. They've been given a full on boy band makeover and we love it. (They could slip right into One Direction dressed like that and nobody would even notice!)

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It's a shame Sam Black just got engaged, because his new look has turned him into even more of a FITLORD than he already was. We're loving the smart new haircut.

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Matt Linnen is sure to be this series' heart-throb after his laid-back makeover. Doesn't he take to modeling like a pro...

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Rae-Elle absolutely smashed it at the judges' houses, making up her own rap to accompany her audition.

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Ashley, Jamaal, Myles and Mustafa all wowed the judges with their original songs. Their makeover saw them keep their unique sense of style.

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American, Spencer Sutherland already looks like he's been chiseled by the Gods, but **The X Factor **glam squad have roughed up his pretty boy image a bit.We like!

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Kevin Davy White will be flying all the way from Paris to appear on the show. He's kept his signature hat, and looks super-cool after his X Factor makeover.

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Grace Davies has been a favourite from the beginning - praised for writing her own songs. Her makeover has made her look edgy. Stylists have teamed a choker with a shirt dress for a GORG effortless look that compliments her hair colour.

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Holly Tandy was the youngest in the competition, at only 16 (we know, we can't believe it either...) Despite her age, the** X Factor **stylists have given her a mature two piece suit, and she is working it! Holly, you don't look a day under 25.

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Lloyd Macey wowed Louis Walsh with his musical theatre style singing voice. His makeover has smartened him up a bit, giving him a look we're sure his nan would approve of!

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Family group, The Cutkelvins, already dressed like they were fully fledged pop-stars. But the show's glam squad have managed to make them look even cooler than they did originally.

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Tracyleanne's makeover is probably the most dramatic. She's rocking super sleek straight hair, a classy blazer and a toned down make-up look. Yaaaas Trace, slay! You look UN-REAL.

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