Kanye West isn’t the only rapper using “secret” NYC shows to promote an upcoming album…

T.I., who is promoting both a new album AND a new film, kicked off AXE Music’s “One Night Only” concert series at Capitale Monday night (Aug 16) in New York City, marking his first full live show since his release from prison earlier this year.

Tip invited his pals B.o.B, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, Maino and Cam’ron to perform with him for the intimate secret show in front of hundreds of lucky fans and taste-makers, who were teased about the details of the show over the weekend via T.I.’s official website, and had no idea about the venue, date and time until they were released via AXE’s Twitter and Facebook accounts shortly before the concert started.

T.I.’s upcoming seventh studio album King Uncaged is due for release by the end of the year and his new movie “Takers” hits theaters next weekend (Fri. Aug 27).

Check out 10+ pics of him and his friends performing during the AXE “One Night Only” concert in NYC below…