This research project observes the construction of an identity in various social situations through the utilization of available tools such as music, attire, and specifically, linguistic resources. Identity can be constructed linguistically using phonological features, specific word choices, and discourse patterns. People's language choices are used to associate or disassociate with different communities based on their position in society. Though these choices are often based on social class, ethnicity, or gender, the language behavior does not always match the socially imposed categories. Many people use language associated with African American English (AAE) to construct a specific identity via hip hop culture. The subject I am studying is a 33-year old biracial male physical therapist who reflects this hip-hop identity. This research project observes the way the subject speaks in different social situations. Data were collected from the subject and analyzed for linguistic variation as he interacted with different participants from various social groups and indexed varying degrees of his identity using language associated with hip hop culture. In order to identify the style shifting behavior with members of differing discourse communities, I observed the subject's language patterns in his professional environment at his physical therapy clinic as well as his comfortable environment at home with his family. This research exposes the role that non standard varieties of English play in the construction of identity characterized by their involvement with hip hop communities and not by their socially imposed categories.