Wonder Mike

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Wonder Mike
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Background information
Birth nameMichael Anthony Wright
Born (1957-04-30) April 30, 1957 (age 65)
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1972–present
LabelsSugar Hill

Michael Anthony Wright (born April 30, 1957), known professionally as Wonder Mike, is an American old-school rapper and former member of the Sugarhill Gang. The group was part of the African-American hip hop movement in the 1970s and 1980s.[2]


Wonder Mike is best known for being a member of The Sugarhill Gang, the first hip hop act to produce a record, "Rapper's Delight" in 1979.[3]

He is known for his large stature, standing 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wright is a born-again Christian who enjoys painting, reading the Bible, sketching and writing poetry.[1] He has suffered from asthma at times.[1]

On January 29, 2014, Wright's daughter Carmen Delgina auditioned for the American televised singing competition American Idol.[4]

As of 2019, Wright and other members of the Sugarhill Gang continue to perform in '80s nostalgia shows.[5]


  1. ^ a b c JayQuan. "The Jump Off – Wonder Mike – The First Recorded Emcee". thafoundation.com. JAH Holdings. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  2. ^ a b Simpson, Dave (2017-05-02). "Sugarhill Gang: how we made Rapper's Delight". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ "Is Rap Music Here To Stay?". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 94 (12): 57. August 17, 1988. ISSN 0021-5996.
  4. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "'American Idol' in Utah: It's another Tiquila sunrise". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  5. ^ Raesman, Bryan (27 September 2019). "The Motels, The Sugarhill Gang & O.G. MTV VJs Unite for NostalgiaCon '80s". Billboard. Promethesus Global Media LLC.

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