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Abstract:  This paper proposes that global popular culture and, specifically, hip-hop music offers prospective sites for examining interaction between varieties of English in the context of globalization. The data consist of extracts from Nigerian hip-hop song lyrics. Sociolinguistic features of fusion as a social process of globalization include divergence through (deliberate) phonological variation, codeswitching, cross-referencing, nicknaming, colloquialisms, and reinterpretation.