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 61)
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1972–present
LabelsSugar Hill
Associated actsGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
The Sugarhill Gang
Ron the Mad Master Mixer[1]

Wonder Mike (born Michael Anthony Wright; April 30, 1957) is an American old school rapper.


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.[2]

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

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b c JayQuan. "The Jump Off – Wonder Mike – The First Recorded Emcee". thafoundation.com. JAH Holdings. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  2. ^ "Is Rap Music Here To Stay?". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 94 (12): 57. August 17, 1988. ISSN 0021-5996.
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "'American Idol' in Utah: It's another Tiquila sunrise". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-01-30.


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