South African military rapper Bricka Iphanta is staging a remarkable comeback, heralding the imminent release of his highly-anticipated album, “Soldier On A Mission 2.0.” This forthcoming record marks the sequel to his previously triumphant musical endeavors, including “Soldier On A Mission” (2014), “Dozen Tape” (2017), and “The Con032scious Mixtape” (2019). Bricka Iphanta embarked on his musical odyssey in 2012, consistently wowing audiences with his lyrical prowess and unique storytelling.
“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” boasts an impressive roster of 20 tracks. This monumental album is a testament to Bricka Iphanta’s growth and evolution as an artist. Each song has been painstakingly curated to guarantee top-tier production quality, thematic cohesion, and broad appeal.
Bricka Iphanta’s inimitable genre, “Military Kasi Rap Hip Hop,” represents a groundbreaking fusion of lyrics rooted in township life, infused with military terminology and soundscapes. It mirrors his life experiences and the rich tapestry from which he draws inspiration for his music.
Bricka Iphanta’s voyage into the realm of music commenced in 2004 during his school years, sparked by the influence of KZN rapper Shon G. As the years rolled on, his passion for music blossomed, culminating in the release of his debut single in 2012. His career took an extraordinary turn when he enlisted in the South African Military in 2008, temporarily stepping away from music to undergo basic military training. Yet, his ardor for music remained unshakeable, leading to a triumphant return to the music scene, stronger than ever.
Along his musical journey, 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 enjoyed 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 addresses a vast spectrum of topics, ranging 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 the gamut 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 masterfully found harmony. He credits the discipline and structure instilled by his military service for enhancing his music career. The South African Military has lent its support to 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 employing 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, cementing 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.