From: Prince Paul's A Prince Among Thieves album

Who they were: Tariq is different from every other fictional character on this list. Because while most of the other characters here were featured in a single song or skit, Tariq's story was spread out over Prince Paul's entire second album, A Prince Among Thieves. The concept album featured the fictional aspiring rapper—played by Juggaknots rapper Breeze Brewin—trying to save up money to record a demo tape by selling drugs. And as you would probably expect, it didn't go quite as planned.

Where are they now? We hate to ruin the surprise if you've never listened to A Prince Among Thieves, but, Tariq is dead. That said, if you haven't ever heard it, it's still worth a listen.