Published Mar 09, 2017Sir Elton John's relationship with the rap world is not a major secret. One year ago, he reportedly FaceTimed Young Thug to discuss a potential "Rocket Man" remix. Still, while other pop stars like to keep up the impression that they're in the know, Elton John's fandom is no joke. After all, he just spent $200 at Vancouver's Beat Street Records.
John has two shows scheduled in Victoria this weekend, so he's been hanging around British Columbia. Earlier today (March 9), he decided to pop into the long-running Vancouver hip-hop shop Beat Street.
Speaking with the CBC, the shop's manager Lindsay Tomchyshen said, "I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records."
According to Tomchyshen, the pop singer is not fucking around with his taste in rap. "He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that," she said.
Unfortunately, Beat Street was sold out of Tech N9ne records so John bought out their Scritti Politti section instead, while also picking up a few pop and rock records. Before he left the store, he also signed a copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for the shop.
Check out a photo of Elton John (and his surly bodyguard) crate-digging at Beat Street Records above.
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