Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Barry Wilkins releases new single '202'

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

The songwriter and producer of funk music known as Barry Wilkins has released his latest official single, “202.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the the corporate music industry. As his debut solo release, “202” is only the latest work from Wilkins, who played for several famed Stax Records crews including Art Jerry Miller, the Mad-Lads, and the Bar-Kays. Overflowing with style and performed deep in the groove, “202” introduces Barry Wilkins as one of the most intriguing funk artists of the year so far.

202” by Barry Wilkins has been released with an official music video (link provided below).

The Atlanta area’s Barry Wilkins (originally from Memphis, Tenn.) cites as main artistic influences guitar titans Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Hazel, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Prince, as well as legendary funk bands the Funkadelics and Earth, Wind and Fire. With an emphasis on soul, rhythm, and his own personal sonic flair, “202” by Barry Wilkins has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall theme of “202,” Barry Wilkins writes, “202 is about a place and what you will experience. It is a magnetic as well as a magical journey. ‘Magnetic,’ meaning it will draw you back again. It’s the land where creativity and imagination reside.”

Wilkins has been successful in the music industry from a very young age. Wilkins has performed in as disparate locales as Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, California, the Carolinas, and many others.

I want my listeners to experience a place where no problems exist; allow my music to pull them into an exciting state of mind and let the funk enter, raise them up, and leave them with a hunger to listen to it again and again– because it feels good and sounds good” writes Barry Wilkins.

Barry Wilkins makes a point of thanking his late cousin and fellow Stax musician, Harold Beane (who performed with Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Isaac Hayes) to whom the single is dedicated. He also dedicates this drop with thanks to his wife, Conniece.

Wilkins would also like to acknowledge guitarist Larry Lee (who performed with Jimi Hendrix, Al Green). “He along with Harold,” says Wilkins, “are all from the same neighborhood, right down the street and around the corner from each other. Three success stories from Elliston Heights in Memphis.”

And what of his debut solo single? Wilkins plays it cool.

This is a long time coming, but nothing happens before it is time, and I feel the time is now.”

202” by Barry Wilkins is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get it early, funk music fans.


202” by Barry Wilkins —


Barry Wilkins Official Website —


Instagram —


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.