A very rough estimate of the first few lines of the rap (not easy to transcribe/understand with all those sirens and shotguns in the background):
Gimme that christian side hug, that Christian Side hug. Gimme that Christian Side hug, that Christian side hug. I’m a rough rider teamed up with Christ. Gimme that Christian Side hug, that Christian side hug.
These are the E-G rules, so pay attention cause this is essential. This ain’t no front hug zone. Stop and listen. No front hugs and no kissin.
There is so much to say on this one. First of all, appropriation much?
Secondly, as Jill at Feministe asked, do you think they know what rough rider means?
In case you aren’t already familiar with the Christian Side Hug, via The Sexist:
According to Stuff Christians Like, there’s no “exact scripture reference” banning normal hugging. But the Side-Hug does significantly lower the “risk of two crotches touching,” which has got to be in the Bible somewhere. Here’s how you do it:
“Instead of face to face, you go side to side, putting your arm around the person and your hip against their’s. Still having a hard time mastering it? Pretend you’re taking a photo and you’re both looking at the camera together. The side hug, or A frame as it is also called, is safe for the whole family, friendly and above all holy.”
If front hugging isn’t Christian, I’m not sure how gunshots or cocking your gun are either (both can be heard in the background of the video).
The rap was performed at the Encounter Generation Conference (hence the EG reference in the lyrics) which is “a conference for youth, young adults, and youth pastors. Now is the time for them to bring the power, authenticity, and relevance of Jesus Christ to their culture.”
At least we know these folks aren’t ever making the crossover from Christian to mainstream rap anytime soon.