David Beckham is to be given rap lessons by Snoop Dog.

The England soccer player - who recently met up with the rapper when they filmed an advert for Adidas together - goes "way back" with Snoop and the hip-hop star has offered to teach him how to spit lyrics

while he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The 38-year-old musician said: "Beckham and I go way back. He's like a brother. I'm gonna show him to rap, for shizzle. He's my boy. He was terrific with my kids and they had a great time as he taught them how to shoot and score the perfect goal."

Snoop has also promised the pair will star in more Adidas adverts together.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The Adidas ad was unbelievable. You had four classic brands - Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, 'Star Wars', Adidas. With a formula like that it's gonna be off the chain. Be on the lookout for more of that in 2010 - we got more for yo a*s. We've spoken, yeah, it's gonna be huge. Huge. I love soccer just as he loves hip-hop."

David, 34, is not the only person 'The Malice in Wonderland' star wants to work with.

Snoop is also keen on a collaboration with Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle.

He said: "I've been trying to holla at that home girl Susan Boyle for the longest time now - holla at yo boy Susan."