All photos by Theo Rigby
This weekend the B.A.R.S. Awards were held at Northern Cali's San Mateo Expo. Kind of like a hyphy Grammys (it stands for Bay Area Rap Scene, after all), the event was slated to honor the Yay's best and brightest MCs, DJs and producers, and feature live performances from the likes of E-40 and Keak da Sneak. Unfortunately, organizers had to pull the plug on the show early because of consistent scuffles - check "San Mateo rap concert gets unruly" in the Mercury News, or some more heartfelt accounts ("THE BAY AREA IS FUCKIN' OFF ALL ITS OPPORTUNITY!") over on the Siccness boards - but we had photographer Theo Rigby on hand taking photos throughout. Click "more" to check all the shots from the red carpet to the stage in his FADER blogsclusive gallery.