A S E N T I A L is a creative platform based in both Los Angeles, CA and Silver Spring, MD. Founded in 2011 by Yihenew Belay (Why Fi) and friends in Maryland, A S E N T I A L later expanded to the west coast in 2016 with Dakota Torres (Dakota) and has steadily been working as one of the more innovative and up and coming labels in the music industry. A S E N T I A L pushes the philosophy of being essential and ascending in all that you do; prioritizing all things necessary for the peace of mind.
With a formula of forward-thinking strategies, which have shown exponential growth,
A S E N T I A L was built and has proven to produce quality content on a consistent basis through various divisions of music, art, film, travel and lifestyle. Be sure to follow us on all social media pages @ weareasential and stay tuned to our weekly releases and podcast on “A S E N T I A L Wednesdays” by subscribing to our mailing list below. Enjoy!