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Military Rapper Bricka Iphanta Releases BLESSED off his Album “Soldier On A Mission 2.0”

Written by on November 22, 2023

South African military rapper Bricka Iphanta is back with a proverbial bang, with his much-anticipated album, “Soldier On A Mission 2.0 LP.” The album is a follow-up to his previous projects, including “Soldier On A Mission” (2014), “Dozen Tape” (2017), and “The Con032scious Mixtape” (2019). Bricka Iphanta’s musical journey began in 2012, and he has consistently impressed audiences with his lyrical prowess and unique storytelling.

“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” has a 20-song strong tracklisting. It’s a monumental album that showcases Bricka Iphanta’s growth and evolution as an artist. Each song has been carefully selected to deliver high-quality production, stay true to the project’s image, and resonate with a broad audience.

Bricka Iphanta’s genre, “Military Kasi Rap Hip Hop,” is a unique blend of township-relevant lyrics infused with military language and sound effects. It’s a reflection of his life experiences and the environment in which he creates his music.

Bricka Iphanta’s journey into music started during his school years in 2004, with inspiration drawn from the likes of KZN rapper Shon G. Over the years, his passion for music grew, leading to the release of his debut single in 2012. His career path took an interesting turn when he joined the South African Military in 2008, momentarily stepping away from music to undergo basic military training. However, his love for music never waned, and he returned to the scene stronger than ever.

Throughout his musical journey, Bricka Iphanta has shared stages with renowned artists like Pro Kid, T-Bo Touch, Busi, Beast RSA, Duncan, Zakwe, and Siya Shezi. His tracks have also received airplay on prominent radio stations, including Metro FM, Yfm, Ukhozi FM, and Gagasi FM. Additionally, his music videos have aired on Channel O and MTV Base.

“Soldier On A Mission 2.0 LP” is a reflection of Bricka Iphanta’s life experiences, both in the township of Tongaat where he grew up, and during his time in the South African military since 2008. The album addresses a wide range of topics, from personal views and challenges to providing solutions and imparting wisdom to his audience.

The lead single off the project is “YES,” produced by 12 Gauge. This track offers a glimpse into Bricka Iphanta’s growth as an artist and his commitment to delivering meaningful and impactful content. With a hook-driven sample, “YES” is a promising introduction to 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 showcase his artistic evolution and the project’s overarching message.

Bricka Iphanta’s musical influences range from Kwaito music legends like Zola and Mandoza to contemporary rap artists like Beast RSA, Styles P, and Ab Soul. His sound is a fusion of hip-hop, Kwaito, and military-inspired elements, creating a unique blend that resonates with a diverse audience.

Despite the challenges of balancing a military career and music, Bricka Iphanta has managed to find a rhythm that works for him. He acknowledges the discipline and structure required in the military and applies it to his music career. The South African Military has been supportive of his musical pursuits, granting him the flexibility to pursue both passions.

“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” encapsulates Bricka Iphanta’s mission: “DEFEND & ENTERTAIN.” His goal 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 centers on discipline, maintaining an image of a soldier with a mission, and using his music to impact society positively. His message to his fans is one of learning from past mistakes, finding one’s purpose, and continuously striving for self-improvement.

“Soldier On A Mission 2.0” promises to be a game-changer in the South African music scene, further solidifying Bricka Iphanta’s position as a prominent artist. His dedication to both his military and music careers is a testament to his resilience and commitment to his craft.


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