Mu­sic in the

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THE MEAD­OWS Mu­sic and Arts Fes­ti­val en­joyed a feel-good vibe af­ter two nights of stel­lar hip-hop at Citi Field.

The an­nual show, which runs through Sun­day and has so far been high­lighted by sev­eral New York City-based rap acts, on Satur­day night had the real-life mem­bers of vir­tual band Go­ril­laz per­form be­fore a screen of their an­i­ma­tions.

The “Feels Good Inc.” group was joined by Long Island trio De La Soul on one of the four stages in the sta­dium’s park­ing lot in Queens.

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s own JAY-Z got things rolling Fri­day night in a lengthy set dur­ing which he got po­lit­i­cal, ded­i­cat­ing his song “The Story of O.J.,” off his lat­est al­bum “4:44,” to ac­tivist NFL player Colin Kaeper­nick.

Satur­day kicked off with a per­for­mance from Brook­lyn-based rap trio Flat­bush Zom­bies on the main stage, fol­lowed by Queens’ LL Cool J and a spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance from Hol­lis na­tive Darryl (D.M.C.) McDaniels.

Satur­day night also fea­tured a set from Mos Def, of Bed-Stuy, and the Bronx’s Pusha T.

Be­fore Go­ril­laz stepped on the main­stage, trap rap­per Fu­ture had a sur­prise as­sist from Nicki Mi­naj.

The mu­sic con­tin­ues Sun­day with per­for­mances from Queens’ Nas and Ac­tion Bron­son, plus Staten Island’s Ghost­face Kil­lah.

The Red Hot Chili Pep­pers will close out the the fes­ti­val, which is now in its se­cond year.

Erykah Badu Bri­tish “vir­tual band” Go­ril­laz ap­pears on­screen at Mead­ows Mu­sic and Arts fes­ti­val. Their re­al­life coun­ter­parts are play­ing the screen. A fes­ti­val­goer spins and sparkles at Citi Field.

Killer Mike and EI-P of hip-hop duo Run the Jew­els. JAY-Z (l.) and Damian Mar­ley (r.) thrill crowd on at the Mead­ows Mu­sic and Arts Fes­ti­val Fri­day. M.I.A. (inset, r.) per­forms dur­ing day two. The fes­ti­val at Citi Field is in its se­cond year. Spencer Dukoff and Amy Rowe

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