Knockdown Center set to host two shows by popular rapper M.I.A.
Area residents have been given another reason to either love or hate the Knockdown Center, the old factory in Maspeth that has become a controversial arts and events venue, as world-famous rap star M.I.A. is scheduled to perform two concerts there in May — if the city grants permits for them. The chairman of Community Board 5 and at least one area civic leader hope it will not.
British-born, Sri Lankan-raised rapper M.I.A. performs a concert in 2010