CBC filed a curious report this week: On Thursday night, 69-year-old British legend Elton John wandered into downtown Vancouver vinyl store Beat Street Records flanked by two bodyguards.

"I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records," said store manager manager Lindsay Tomchyshen. "He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that."

Elton John! Tech N9ne! It's a match made in heaven, and not the first time John has expressed an interest in hip hop. He hung out with Young Thug early last year, then lent his "Bennie & the Jets" vocals to A Tribe Called Quest's album.

In case you were wondering, the store was sold out of Tech N9ne albums. John settled for a few albums by the '80s British band Scritti Politti.