Things are exploding on this week’s episode of Life After LockupScott loses it on the beach with Lizzie, Michael can’t keep himself together when he sees his new baby girl, and when put in an uncomfortable situation, Andrea walks out on Lamar’s family. And if things couldn’t get any worse, Tracie explodes when she finds out Clint’s secret, and Marcelino gets heated when he goes to confront Brittany’s ex-husband. To cool down from all the fire this week’s episode is bringing, WE have a fun twist on a traditional Bloody Mary, the “Michael-ada.” Cheers!

Recipe: Michael-ada

1 cocktail

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Directions:

Combine the chili powder and salt on a small plate. Rub the lime wedge along the rim of a large glass, and then dip the rim into the chili salt. Fill the glass with the ice. Pour in tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and beer. Stir briefly. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Enjoy a “Michael-ada” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

This new series gives a behind-the-scenes look at Atlanta’s hottest dancers! While facing a fierce and fiery mentor, these women hustle to gain financial freedom. The stakes have never been higher as they journey to move “Beyond the Pole”.

“Beyond the Pole” premieres Thursday, August 8 at 10|9c.

Watch a sneak peek:

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All hands are on deck this week in the ATL! JD throws a star-studded skate party (with guests including Usher and T-Boz). Later, Snoop dishes out some tough love to Bow. On the family front, Brat blows up on LisaRaye when bankruptcy pushes her to a breaking point, and Waka warns Deb that Brandon needs to steer clear of the family… or else! Kick back and watch all of this week’s drama unfold with a relaxing “Sex on the Beats” cocktail!

Recipe: Sex on the Beats

1 cocktail

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Directions:

Gather all of the ingredients (vodka, Crème de Cassis, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice) and pour into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with cherries and an orange slice and enjoy!

Enjoy a “Sex on the Beats” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

 

The drama never ends for the Life After Lockup cast! Clint is hiding a big secret from Tracie, Michael threatens parole to see his new baby being born, and Scott freaks out on Lizzie when she starts making accusations about another woman. However, none of this compares to the shocking news Brittany receives about her best friend, Sascha’s court hearing. You’re going to be saying (and drinking) “Oh, (S)ugar (H)oney (I)ced (T)ea!” too when you see the end to this week’s episode!

Recipe: Oh, (S)ugar (H)oney (I)ced (T)ea!

1 pitcher

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Directions:

In a pitcher, pour boiling water over sugar and honey. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add the tea bags, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and stir in the cold water, bourbon, and lemon juice. Chill for 30 minutes to 12 hours. Serve over ice and garnish.

Enjoy a “Oh, (S)ugar (H)oney (I)ced (T)ea!” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

It’s going down this week in the ATL! Drea and her family have to deal with R. Kelly’s child support battle in the public eye after it explodes into chaos. And speaking of Drea, Deb and Brat clash over their relationship with her. Ayana raises suspicions about Brandon’s firefighting career, and Bow and Brandon finally face off! But it doesn’t stop there! The cherry on top, or in this case the salt on the rim, is when ReeMarkable’s performance backfires. Find out what happens during this week’s episode and enjoy a “ReeMarkable-rita” while you watch!

Recipe: ReeMarkable-rita

2 margaritas

Ingredients:

Directions:

Run a lime slice along the rim of your margarita glass. Dip the rim of the glass onto a small plate with coarse salt until coated. Set aside. Mix tequila, Cointreau, and lime juices together in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined. Taste and add sweetener as desired. Start with a small amount, ¼ to ½ teaspoon. Mix after each addition and taste again. Fill salt rimmed glasses with ice. Pour the margarita mix over ice. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.

Enjoy a “ReeMarkable-rita” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: AtlantaMake sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

A lot of second chances are being given to our Life After Lockup cast. Clint’s mom finally agrees to meet Tracie, Lizzie travels out to California to see Scott, and Lamar is given a second chance at life after being released from prison. Elsewhere, Brittany needs to decide if she wants to give Marcelino a second chance after he flips out, and Michael has to make that same decision when Megan finally shares her secret. Our cast should have our cocktail this week because “When Life Gives You Limoncello,” second chances need to be taken seriously.

Recipe: When Life Gives You Limoncello

1 pitcher

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Directions:

In a large pitcher, whisk together Prosecco and Limoncello. Serve over raspberries. Garnish with mint.

Enjoy a “When Life Gives You Limoncello” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

Our Life After Lockup cast are risking everything this week! Tracie lives on the edge during her last hours pf parole, while Brittany is terrified by a warning from her lawyer regarding her ex-husband. Lizzie risks her relationship with her daughter by making a bold move, and Michael spends his first hours of freedom with Megan (not his family). And, when Lamar comes home to a very cold environment, he wonders if everything he built has been ruined. Seems like our cast could use a “Life is But a Cream-sicle” to remind them that with actions, comes consequences!

Recipe: Life is But a Cream-sicle

1 large cocktail

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Directions:

Put your glasses in the freezer 15 minutes before preparing the cocktail. (This fills a large glass; if you have smaller ones, it will equate 2 servings). Put a small scoop of ice cream and a small scoop of sherbet in bottom of glass. Add vodka, orange liqueur, and orange juice on top of ice cream and sherbet. Top each glass with a splash of orange soda. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Enjoy a “Life is But a Cream-sicle” while watching an all-new episode of Life After Lockup! Make sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!

 

Things are heating up on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Bow gets a surprise visit from former flame, Angela Simmons, while Tammy shoots her first sexy music video. The feud continues between Ayana and Brandon, and ReeMarkable goes to Deb and Brat for guidance. The whole cast is really beginning to go after what they want, which is why a “Preach the Peach” is the perfect #HipHopHappyHour cocktail for this week!

Recipe: Preach the Peach

1 pitcher

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a blender, combine the lemonade and peaches and blend until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher. Add the bourbon, stirring to combine. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, fill glasses with ice and garnish with fresh peaches. Drink and enjoy!

Enjoy a “Preach the Peach” while watching an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta! Make sure to follow #GUHHATL on Instagram and Snapchat!

The music industry is a fickle one, with talent here today and gone tomorrow. But, one man has stood the test of time and has continued his dominance: Jermaine Dupri.

The legendary producer and songwriter will be at the center of Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def, a one-hour documentary uncovering the unique history of the storied record label. Jermaine will chronicle the early days of So So Def, how the label came to shape Atlanta’s music scene, and his rise to becoming a music mogul.

The special will also feature never-before-seen archival footage and original interviews with Jermaine’s contemporaries including Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am, Da Brat, Bow Wow, and Nelly.

Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def premieres Thursday, July 18 at 10|9c, following an all-new episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. Get a sneak peek below!

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Relationships are beginning to crack for our couples on Life After LockupMegan is on the hunt for the truth from Michael, while Tracie pressures Clint into letting her meet his mom unexpectedly. In California, Andrea has a breakdown at Lamar’s release and worries if her children will accept him back into their lives. If only our cast had a “Kiwi To My Heart,” they may be able to unlock the love inside of them and end the drama once and for all.

Recipe: Kiwi To My Heart

1 cocktail

Ingredients:

Directions:

Slice lime into 3-4 pieces. Peel kiwi and dice into large chunks. Put lime, kiwi, and sugar into cocktail shaker. Muddle until liquid is formed. Add white rum and ice cubes. Shake until shaker becomes frosty. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with a slice of kiwi cut in the shape of a heart.

Enjoy a “Kiwi To My Heart” while watching Life After LockupMake sure to follow #LifeAfterLockup on Instagram and Snapchat!