The wilderness of the North

from Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Great Migration was the movement of 2 million African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from 1910 to 1930.[1] African Americans migrated to escape racism and to seek jobs in industrial cities.

Also, in NY the prisons are up north so the voice is referring to all those locked up in prison

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