DJ with a cause 

Theron Thackery (aka DJ FYI) crawled away from the rubble that's left of Atlanta's hip-hop underground with his balls and integrity intact. Due to a lack of venues willing to promote his odd blend of indie rap and rare grooves, FYI took a hiatus and has now re-emerged for a comeback.

FYI got his start in 1991 with the Gainesville, Fla., group Fuck the Man.

Special talent: "I enjoy cooking. My specialty is making a good hamburger."

Hipster points: FYI made his mark in Atlanta spinning at MJQ, when it was still in that opium-den-looking basement of the Ponce Hotel, and the now-defunct but long-lamented Yin Yang.

FYI on spinning in Atlanta: "As far as hip-hop is concerned ..., it's pretty cheesy because you go to the clubs and hear exactly what you heard on the radio on the way over."

"I hope the Atlanta scene would make some kind of revival, and that people demand that venues. I have seen a lot of my peers sell out and DJ top-40 material like Nelly."

When he's not spinning rare grooves and underground hip-hop, FYI likes to kick back Orlando Wilson-style. "My biggest hobby is fishing. I love trout fishing in North Georgia."

-- Matt Monroe

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