T.I. christened the Sony outdoor stage at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' performing the 'Trouble Man' track 'Hello,' with sunglasses on and his hood up, even though night had fallen on Los Angeles.

The free agent rapper, said to be looking for a new, multi-million dollar deal now that he's wrapped his contract with longtime label Atlantic, was also draped in gold chains, while he waved 'Hello' to the haters!

Tip also performed 'Ball,' and added a shout out to Lil Wayne to the front end, before he launched into the song, since Weezy guests on the recorded version of the track.

It was a tight, high energy perf, that's for sure. It reminded us why Tip was at the top of his game before he had that involuntary hiatus dictated by a jail stint.

Watch T.I Perform 'Ball'