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Wale continues to push D.C. Hip-Hop further up, while inspiring us to find new and innovative ways to build wealth. From Fortune, where you can read the full story:

Sneaker stock market startup StockX—an e-commerce site that targets the global sneaker resell market—has raised $6 million in a new fundraising round that includes actor Mark Wahlberg and AOL chief Tim Armstrong.

The company on Wednesday confirmed it closed on a round of funding that included some former investors, including rapper Eminem, and a handful of new investors including fashion designer Jon Buscemi, rapper Wale, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, and TV host/radio personality DJ Skee. The money raised will be used to help StockX expand into other product categories, including watches and handbags, and also continue to grow the company’s sneaker business. It claims the resell market for sneakers is worth $6 billion globally.

Launched about a year ago, StockX was founded as a marketplace for so-called sneakerheads—consumers who are obsessed with collecting popular and limited-edition sneakers that are most often made by big manufacturers like Nike (NKE, +0.82%) and Adidas (ADDYY, -0.08%).

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