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Hot! The Legendary Elton John Asks For “Gangsta Rap” In Vancouver Record Store

Sir Elton John, who is due to play two shows in Victoria this weekend, enjoyed an off-day Thursday by doing a little record shopping in downtown Vancouver.

The legendary pop star dropped into Beat Street Records on Hastings Street to check out the selection of vinyl.

“We didn’t get the head’s up he was coming in. I just rolled in from the back and there he was with his two giant bodyguards,” said Beat Street manager Lindsay Tomchyshen.

Tomchyshen said Sir Elton dropped about $200 in store and walked out with a few records — including a Linda Ronstadt album and a Divine Brown 12-inch — but he didn’t find the one album he was looking for.

“The first thing he asked for was something by Tech N9ne, who is like a gangsta rapper. That kind of surprised us and threw us off,” said Tomchyshen, who conceded they didn’t have anything from the Kansas City indie hip-hop star.

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