Artists like Lady Leshurr and Nadia Rose have both been a major part of the UK grime scene for years.
But when it comes to chart success, they still haven’t matched male artists like Wiley or Stormzy.
Women who work in grime – whether as MCs, DJs or producers – will be discussing their talents tonight as part of an event to mark International Women’s Day.
Radio 1 Newsbeat went along to talk to some of the people taking part.
Roxxxan is a grime artist from Birmingham who’ll be part of the panel.
“When grime first came out, and it would be everyone round a mic, the mic would not get passed to me,” she remembers, “unless it was, like, my best friend.
“And then, say you were good – I grab the mic, kill it – everybody goes crazy. Everyone would turn round like, ‘oh yeah, Roxxxan’s here, she’s sick.’ And then they want to pass it to you.”