03/16/2012 12:46 pm ET

Criminal By MVPleez: Rap Video Celebrates The Petty Crimes That Make NYC Affordable

Living in New York City is expensive; to make it you have to cut some corners from time to time.

This is the song about cutting those corners.

MVPleez is the passion project of two actresses, Monica West and Valentine Bureau, who also happen to wait tables. They mine their lives and work for songs, "Criminal" being their ode to getting by in the city.

A word of warning: you will be shocked by how catchy this is and find yourself wanting to watch it repeatedly because you just like it. Don't feel ashamed. Just because something is funny doesn't mean it isn't important.