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In new york most of the prisons are in the northern part of the state so when someone says up north they are usually talking about prison. the turm did not come from hip hop it was in exsitance long before hip hop. up north can also mean upstate new york anywhere above westchester county

my boy jim just came home he was up north for 8 years in attica,fishkill and comstock
by NLR718 July 15, 2006
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No Bull Shit, and old hacker acronym which is usually used to signify that the talk will be serious.
User: I need to talk to you, NBS.
User2: ESAD, Noob.
by Heko July 17, 2004
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1. In Michigan, anything North of Flint. Ranges from Da Yoop to Grand Rapids.
2. Any area in Michigan that cannot be described as being Detroit
Person1: Where are we going?
Person2: Grand Rapids
Person1: Is that like Detroit?
Person2: No.
Person1: What is it, then?
Person2: Up North.
by Atog April 30, 2005
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in jail (comes from hip-hop music).
The jail doesn't have to actually be up north, it's just a saying.
"All you mans that been to jail before, suck my dick...fake up north type niggaz" - DMX

"I'm gonna take these drugs up north and smuggle them into Canada. But first I gotta stop at Dunkin' Donuts, I'm mad jonesing for one of those."
"Damn right you gonna be heading up north cracka. Dunkin' Donuts is a pig sty. Them po-pos gonna arrest yo white ass."
by Nick D April 05, 2003
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see also Northwoods. Everything from Green Bay and beyond in the amazing state of Wisconsin. bountiful in lakes, liquors, rednecks and good times. Up North is the only place to be if you're going to be somewhere.
"Where'd you go on vacation?"
"Up North."
"That's cool, therefore you are cool."
by Caylie August 02, 2005
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The North of England. Where people are friendly and actually say hello to eachother in the street. Unlike the South were if you say hello to anyone you get knifed.
The air is breathable up North with no smog drifting up from the South.
North : Hello - Hello
South : Hello - GIMME YOUR MONEY BITCH
by PlayaX August 04, 2004
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