Def Jam has been teasing Dre's involvement in new projects from Eminem and Kendrick Lamar and Dre tells LA Weekly that he's ready to "return to his first love." Dre is heading into the studio to make music for the sake of making music, constantly looking for the next great artist.

In the same interview, Dre also revealed he is working on an NWA biopic that just received the green light from Universal. Dre is quoted as co-writing the script with Ice Cube and F. Gary Gray, who is also slated to direct the film. There's no production schedule announced as yet, but Dre promises the film to be based on all true events.

It's exciting to see the hip hop veteran creatively charged and challenged. Now we just have to wait to see what this year brings. [via HipHopDX]