Adesoji Babalola is a first year doctoral student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His scholarly interests are hip hop sociolinguistics and ethnography, and Black Studies. Adesoji studied and taught English and linguistics at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria before joining Queen’s. He has published scholarly works in notable academic journals. His hobbies include listening to music, watching soccer football, teaching, socializing and writing poems. Adesoji’s ongoing doctoral research tentatively aims at theorizing the concept of linguistic necropolitics and how translanguaging practices are confronting such colonial monoglossic language ideology in hip hop music from Nigeria and Canada. The research is also interested in interrogating and deconstructing how race and ethnicity are constructed through translanguaging and vice versa to negotiate identities in hip hop space with the framework of raciolinguistics.