'It Is What It Is' Nominated For Best Sports Podcast For the 28th Annual Webby Awards

“It Is What It Is” Nominated For Best Sports Podcast In the 28th Annual Webby Awards

Fans Can Vote Online to Help “It Is What It Is” Win Internet’s Top Honor: vote.webbyawards.com

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[Las Vegas, NV] — [April 3, 2024] – The sports show “It Is What It Is” with Cam’ron Giles, Mason “Ma$e” Betha, and Treasure “Stat Baby” Wilson announced yesterday that it has been nominated for Best Sports Podcast in the 28th Annual Webby Awards.

 

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Marian Croak, VP of Engineering – Responsible AI & Human-Centered Technology, Google; Sarah Harden, CEO, Hello Sunshine; Tobe Nwigwe, Artist & Actor; Shigetaka Kurita, Artist & Father of Emojis; Severin Hacker, Cofounder & CTO, Duolingo; Law Roach, Image Architect; Yann LeCun, VP & Chief AI Scientist, Meta; Roxane Gay, Host, The Roxane Gay Agenda; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Questlove, DJ and Producer; Todd Kaplan, Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi Co; Ashley Murphy, VP Global Consumer Marketing, Rare Beauty; Nelly Mensah, VP of Digital Innovation, Global Head of Web3 and Metaverse, LVMH; Jim Habig, Vice President Marketing, LinkedIn; and Tonya Custis, Director of AI Research, Autodesk.

 

“It Is What It Is” with Cam’ron and Ma$e launched in February 2023 under Cam’s COME AND TALK 2 ME NETWORK. Alongside Stat Baby, the Harlem rappers redefined what it means to be new media in this era. Cam’ron and Ma$e were 6th on COMPLEX’s “Top 25 Most Entertaining Sports Media Personalities Right Now” list in December 2023. Since its inception, its YouTube channel has garnered over 551k subscribers on YouTube, 489k followers on Instagram, and 12.9k followers on X, fka Twitter.

“Nominees like Cam’ron, Ma$e, and Stat Baby on “It Is What It Is” are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Nick Borenstein, General Manager of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”
“Excited to be nominated,” exclaims Stat Baby, “I’m sure our fans will bring us home the win.

As a nominee, “It Is What It Is” is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 18th, “It is what it is” fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, and honored in a star-studded show at Cipriani Wall Street. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”; and SZA’s “The Internet Scares Me. Thanks.”

 

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About “It Is What It Is” – an electrifying and dynamic display of two of hip-hop’s most charismatic and influential figures – Cam’ron & Ma$e. The sports talk show, created by Cam’ron, hosted by Cam’ron, Ma$e, and Treasure “Stat Baby” Wilson, is named after Cam’ron’s signature catchphrase. It encompasses the essence of his larger-than-life persona and offers a multifaceted experience that engages sports and hip-hop fans on multiple levels. “It Is What It Is” delivers a fresh and unfiltered take on sports with a unique blend of sports analysis, celebrity interviews, and cultural commentary. While “It Is What It Is” launched in February 2023, it has already received over 80 million views and 551K subscribers on YouTube. @itiswhatitis_talk

About Cam’Ron:
Cam’ron embodies the famous Frank Sinatra line “If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere”. The Harlem native played basketball alongside fellow rapper Mase in grade school, attended college, and has on-screen film credits for Paid In Full and Killa Season. However, his path to greatness has always been defined through rap.  After gaining support from The Notorious B.I.G. and working with the likes of Big L, Cam’ron gained his first gold-certified hit with his 1998 album Confessions of Fire. He followed the success of his debut album with two highly successful singles: the Grammy-nominated single Oh Boy, and the more pop-friendly single Hey Ma. All of his solo albums have debuted within the top 20 of the Billboard Top 200. The success of his musical career is also supplemented by the popularity of a group he co-founded with Jim Jones, The Diplomats. Fellow diplomat Juelz Santana was on the Grammy-nominated hit Oh Boy and the group’s album Diplomatic Immunity was a number one hip-hop album on Billboard back in 2003.

 

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Website: webbyawards.com
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About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising; Media & PR; Apps & Software; Social; Podcasts; Games and AI, Metaverse & Virtual. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include WP Engine, LinkedIn, Verizon, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Vox Media, The Hustle, Podcast Movement, It’s Nice That, Convince & Convert, The Neuron, The Gradient, Last Week in AI, MKT1, Bens Bites, The Tilt, Orangeletter, AIGA and The Standard Hotel.

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