South African military rapper Bricka Iphanta is on the brink of an exciting comeback, heralding the imminent release of his highly-anticipated album, “Soldier On A Mission 2.0.” This upcoming record follows a string of successful musical ventures, including “Soldier On A Mission” (2014), “Dozen Tape” (2017), and “The Con032scious Mixtape” (2019). Bricka Iphanta embarked on his musical journey in 2012, consistently captivating audiences with his lyrical prowess and distinctive storytelling.
“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” showcases an impressive collection of 20 tracks, a testament to Bricka Iphanta’s growth and evolution as an artist. Each song has been meticulously curated to ensure top-tier production quality, thematic coherence, and broad appeal.
Bricka Iphanta’s unique genre, known as “Military Kasi Rap Hip Hop,” represents an innovative fusion of lyrics rooted in township life, enriched with military terminology and sonic landscapes. It reflects his life experiences and the diverse tapestry from which he draws inspiration for his music.
Bricka Iphanta’s musical journey began in 2004 during his school years, influenced by the KZN rapper Shon G. As the years passed, his passion for music flourished, culminating in the release of his debut single in 2012. His career took an extraordinary turn when he joined the South African Military in 2008, briefly stepping away from music to undergo basic military training. However, his fervor for music remained unshaken, leading to a triumphant return to the music scene, stronger than ever.
Along his musical odyssey, Bricka Iphanta has shared the stage with illustrious artists such as Pro Kid, T-Bo Touch, Busi, Beast RSA, Duncan, Zakwe, and Siya Shezi. His tracks have received extensive airplay on prominent radio stations, including Metro FM, YFM, Ukhozi FM, and Gagasi FM. Furthermore, his music videos have graced the screens of Channel O and MTV Base.
“Soldier On A Mission 2.0 LP” serves as a poignant reflection of Bricka Iphanta’s life experiences, encompassing his upbringing in the township of Tongaat and his military service since 2008. The album delves into a wide range of topics, from personal insights and challenges to offering solutions and imparting valuable wisdom to his audience.
The lead single from the album, “YES,” produced by 12 Gauge, provides a glimpse into Bricka Iphanta’s artistic maturation and his unwavering commitment to delivering meaningful and impactful content. With its captivating hook-driven sample, “YES” sets the stage for the album’s rich storytelling.
In addition to “YES,” Bricka Iphanta has lined up six more singles for radio and social media promotions, including “BLESSED,” “PALESA,” “UNGRATEFUL,” “CELEBRATION OF A SOLDIER,” and “THE STREETS.” These singles collectively underscore his artistic evolution and reinforce the album’s overarching message.
Bricka Iphanta’s musical influences span a wide spectrum, from Kwaito music legends like Zola and Mandoza to contemporary rap artists like Beast RSA, Styles P, and Ab Soul. His signature sound blends elements of hip-hop, Kwaito, and military inspiration, creating a unique fusion that resonates with a diverse audience.
Despite the challenges of balancing a military career with his musical pursuits, Bricka Iphanta has skillfully found harmony. He attributes the discipline and structure instilled by his military service to enhancing his music career. The South African Military has supported his musical aspirations, granting him the flexibility to pursue both passions.
“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” encapsulates Bricka Iphanta’s mission: “DEFEND & ENTERTAIN.” His aspiration is to become the most influential rapper in the SADC Region’s military, using his lyrics to educate, inspire, and motivate his audience.
Bricka Iphanta’s musical philosophy revolves around discipline, upholding the image of a soldier on a mission, and harnessing his music as a positive force for societal change. His message to his fans encourages learning from past mistakes, discovering one’s purpose, and continually striving for self-improvement.
“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” is poised to revolutionize the South African music landscape, solidifying Bricka Iphanta’s status as a prominent and influential artist. His unwavering dedication to both his military and music careers stands as a testament to his resilience and steadfast commitment to his craft.