While watching the 2021 AMAs, I heard Billy Porter as a presenter saying, "It always feels good to be recognized by your peers whether in my hometown, your hometown, or up in these music streets. See, I prefer the streets 'cause I run them."

Here when he mentioned "music streets," does that mean music scene? And why did he say "run them"? I don't think it means he literally "runs" the street. Please help me understand the sentence. Thank you!

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People always grow up in their streets. That is their neighborhoods. They will commonly describe their neighborhoods as streets. This can also mean the neighborhood of the music scene where they used to be known and respected. Running such a neighborhood or scene is a judgement call from one time to another.

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