T.I. Rapper Begins Shooting Post-Prison REALITY SHOW

8/31/2011 10:41 AM PDT

T.I. Begins Shooting Post-Prison REALITY SHOW

Well, that didn't take long ...

Yes, minutes after T.I. was released from prison, the rapper began shooting a post-prison reality show for VH1 ... TMZ has learned. 

According to VH1, the show will follow T.I. as he "re-adjusts to life as a free man after being incarcerated for nearly a year in a Federal prison in Arkansas."

The show -- which has yet to be given a title -- promises that viewers will get an up-close and personal look as T.I. is "reunited with his wife and kids and thrust back into society at this crucial juncture in his life."

VH1 issued a press release about the show ... which posed the question, "Can the King stay on the straight and narrow while juggling the chaos of his kingdom?"

If he doesn't, T.I. could go back to prison for a long time -- but OH, THE RATINGS ... right?