These are mostly for me to be bookmarked for later reading. First, paper on Chinese hip hop that

Through our analysis of the performances and corpus of lyrics produced on the Reality TV show The Rap of China, we investigate how discrete Chinese inflections refract globally resonant hip-hop themes such as representations of masculinity and loyalty.

Full article: Rappers as Knights-Errant: Classic Allusions in the Mainstreaming of Chinese Rap

And then couple of articles on Russian hip-hop:

Make Some Noize: Rap as a Form of Political Protest in Russia – News – College of Wooster

And one more

Make Some Noize: Rap as a Form of Political Protest in Russia – News – College of Wooster